Radicle Threads Magazine is an independently published print and online magazine with a main focus on crafting, food, creative writing, essays, and arts.
Our goal is to create a space where Black Brown Indigenous and Melananted People’s (BBIMP) stories are told. We understand that the BBIMP community is not a monolith and want to share different experiences and voices.
Our first issue, Roots: Exploring Ancestry Through Art, coming out in Fall 2021 will set the precedence for the kind of work we want to share in our publications and on all of our platforms.
We encourage you to submit your creative work to all of our issues as soon as they open. Take some time and visit our social media platform to understand our audience and style of publication. If you’re unsure of whether your art medium can be shared with our audience, you can submit your ideas to email@example.com . You are encouraged to look at our editorial calendar theme on this page to see which fits best with your submission.
All of our contributors are paid, rates vary depending on the type, length, art form, construction, and intricacy.
2021-2023 Themes & Issues
Roots: Ancestry through Arts- Published Fall 2021. Submission deadline: Closed
Growth| Sunny & Bright – Published Spring 2022. Submission deadline: Closed
Occult- Published Fall 2022. Submission deadline: Closed
Air-Published Winter 2023. Submission deadline: 15 June 2022
Earth-Published Summer 2023. Submission deadline: 15 June 2022
Fire-Published Winter 2024. Submission deadline: 18 July 2022
Water-Published Summer 2024. Submission deadline: 14 October 2022
Identity-Published Winter 2025. Submission deadline: TBD
Summer of Love-Published Summer 2025. Submission deadline: TBD
Healing-Published Winter 2026. Submission deadline: TBD
We’re always searching for patterns, articles, bloggers, and tutorials for our website. To submit click here.
How many submissions can I send per theme?
You’re encouraged to send as many submissions that match the theme(s) on individual submission sheets.
Do I have to provide my own yarns for knit|crochet patterns?
We will source yarn from BBIMP dyers and shops for your accepted submission.
Can I use any submission proposal template for my work?
We only accept the submission proposal sheets included in our submission calls for each themes. It ensures that all the information needed for us to make an educated desicion about your work is included and streamlines the process for you as the maker and designer.
What are you looking for in submissions?
We are looking for innovative and unique designs, recipes, essays, art, and poetry that matches the themes from your individual perspective. They must be your original work that has not been published before or share with the public.
If my submission is not accepted will you explain why or how will I know?
Unfortunately, we won’t reach out due to the volume of submissions and deadlines. Submissions accepted will receive an email from the team by the date listed on the specific issue’s submission call.
Length of articles?
Full articles 700-1000 words, Journals 400-700 words, Current event 600-800 words
Poems 100-150 words
Can I submit for multiple themes?
Yes, we encourage you to submit to as many themes as you would like. If we believe your work fits another theme, we will reach out and discuss it with you.