Grace Gipson Editing Collection on Black Futures in Richmond

20 Mar, 2021

Grace Gipson Editing Collection on Black Futures in Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University Publishing is calling for contributions for their upcoming open-access anthology, “Imagining Black Futures in Richmond,” a curated project that will imagine and explore futures for Richmond, VA through an Afrofuturist lens. Berkeley graduate, BCNM alum, and VCU assistant professor of African-American Studies, Dr. Grace D. Gipson, Ph.D. will edit the anthology. Professor Gipson received a Ph.D. from Cal in the African-American Studies department with a Designated Emphasis in New Media, specifically focusing on race and gender within comic books and Black popular culture.

Contributors need not be from Richmond but must address the area in their entry in some capacity. Entries can come in a variety of forms, including, but not limited to: scholarly essays, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual media (for example, photo-essays or comic/graphic art), and interviews. The final work will be published in book form and available for free online.

Work can be submitted online here with a Gmail account or by emailing, with your name and the title of your submission. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2021.

More information about the anthology can be found here.