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1839 Magazine :: Call for Writers & Contributors 

KST Presents

June 25, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm / KST Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave

Launched in 2015 by the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 1839 digital magazine returns to explore the intersection of race, politics, arts, community, and culture in Pittsburgh. In this space, writers and other artists in and from Pittsburgh will connect, provoke, enlighten and entertain.

The pilot launched with a dynamic creative team that included: Damon Young, author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, Deesha Philyaw, and Sarah Young. 1839, in just a few months, built an impressive showing of work from Pittsburgh’s black creative community with a variety of essays on race and politics, photography, poetry, and creative non-fiction on a range of topics, current events, and pop-culture.

KST is re-launching this initiative, forming a new team, and seeking your submissions.

We want your passionate opinions and irreverent musings. We want your eloquent storytelling and fresh new points of view.

We seek submissions in the following categories:

  • Op-Ed
  • Profiles of Pittsburghers, those who are here and those who once were
  • Reviewers of Pittsburgh events, books, music, places, and performances
  • Long-form features
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Short-fiction
  • Photos & Photo Essays
  • Poetry

BLOW OUR MINDS! — We welcome submissions that don’t fit neatly into any one specific genre/section above. Categories should reflect a clear and original perspective, showcase bad-ass writing, and are a good fit with regard to our overall themes.

Join us on Tuesday,June 25, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at KST’s Alloy Studiosto learn more about how you can be involved in the re-launch of KST’s monthly 1839 Magazine.