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Thank you for your support of America's Black Press. The following outlines our online and submission guidelines for use of our products and services as well as to be written about by us.

Digital Services Application:

To receive our digital services including email newsletter, electronic media advisories or to have access to our other services, please download our Digital Application and email/mail it us. To join the Black Press Magazine group email list, please use this link.

Become a Black Press Freelance Writer, Editor, Photographer or Reviewer:

Submissions are accepted for editorial writers and freelance photographers that are less than one week old. Submit your resume, cover letter, link to you online portfolio and three work samples or by email to: [email protected] or

Send your resume/clip package to:
Historical Black Press Foundation
1629 K Street, NW 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20006 USA

Get your video or film critiqued:

Video submissions of music videos, television shows, movies or DVDs are accepted at least one week prior to the airdate. Digital specifications include embedding data and or review DVD. Submit your review request by email to: [email protected] or

Send your resume/clip package to:
Historical Black Press Foundation
1629 K Street, NW 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20006 USA

Get your book or publication critiqued:

Literary submissions of books, print publications including magazines, newspapers and similar products are accepted with the following: copy of the book, press release, author biography, author photo, contact information and copies of previous reviews, if possible. Submit your review request by email to: [email protected] or

Send your resume/clip package to:
Historical Black Press Foundation
1629 K Street, NW 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20006 USA

Getting listed in the Black Press Yearbook: Who's Who in Black Media directory:

In order to be listed in the directory, please see the rules that are outlined in that section.

Nominations for:

Black Press Charity of the Month

The Black Press "Adopt a Black Charity" campaign seeks to increase awareness about important Black charities. Past charities have included the Black Farmers, Black Wax Museum and others. In order to nominate an 501(c)3 organization to be featured in our special section, please send their name, contact information, photo, bio and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why the organization should be adopted the Black Press Charity of the Month. View a list of past charities.

Black Press Fallen Heroes

In order to nominate someone for this special section, please send their obituary, name, photo, birth and death dates, a copy of their publication and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why this person should be named one of the Black Press Fallen Hero.

Black Press Fellows

Black Press Fellow receive special assistance from us including access to private events that we host or are hosted by our affinity partners. In addition, Black Press Fellow receive fellowships to attend our fee-based workshops, luncheons and dinners. Fellows receive complimentary time-limited access to our digital services and discounts on our print publications. Best of all, Fellows are published by Black Press Magazine and Black Press Radio. In order to nominate someone for this special honor, please send their name, contact information, photo, bio, a copy of their publication and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why this person should be named one of the Black Press Fellow.

Black Press Publisher of the Month

The Black Press "Publisher of the Month" campaign seeks to increase awareness about important Black publishers of Black owned print publications. Please send their name, contact information, photo, bio and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why this person should be named one of the Black Press "Publisher of the Month."

"40 Under 40"

In order to nominate someone for this special section, please send their name, contact information, photo, bio and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why this person should be named one of the Black Press "40 Under 40."

Profile of the Week

In order to nominate someone for this special section, please send their name, contact information, photo, bio and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why this person should be named one of the Black Press "Profile of the Week."

Nominations for the Black Press All Star Awards:

In order to be listed in the directory, please see the rules that outlined in that section.

Black Press All Star Awards

In order to nominate someone for this special awards, please send their name, contact information, photo, bio and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why this person should be named one of the Black Press All Stars. The ceremony is held every 3rd Friday in September. View the list of last year's winners.

Centennial Award

The Black Press All Stars Centennial Award is designed for a media outlet or media professional that has reached the 100 year mark in Black media. In order to nominate someone or a media outlet to receive this special honor, please send their name, contact information, photo, bio, copy of their publication and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why this person should receive the Black Press Centennial Award. The ceremony is held every 3rd Friday in September. View the list of last year's winners.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is our highest honor. It is designated for someone who has achieve outstanding success over the course of their lifetime. Recipients do not have to be deceased in order to receive the award. In order to nominate someone for this prestigious award, please send their name, contact information, photo, bio and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why this person should be given the Black Press Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony is held every 3rd Friday in September. View the list of last year's winners.

Panelist or Workshop Instructor

In order to nominate someone to be a panelist or workshop instructor, please send their name, contact information, photo, bio and a statement from you - up to 100 words - explaining why this person should be named one of our Black Press All Star Awards or Onsite Media Clinic panelists or workshop instructors.

Quoting a BlackPress.org or Black Press Magazine article in print:

Copyright

All materials, literature, etc. contained on the BlackPress.org Web site are protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from the site, including code and software, except where noted below.

Content, reprints and permissions:

• Copyright
• Quoting a BlackPress.org article in print
• Permission to republish an article or photo (print or television)
• Quoting and/or linking to a BlackPress.org article on a Web site
• Photo reprints for personal use (non-publishing
• Article reprints for personal use (non-publishing)

In order to publish an excerpt of not more than one paragraph, from a BlackPress.org or Black Press Magazine article, you must include full credit to BlackPressMagazine.com or Black Press Magazine and the date of publication. Full credit is defined as a full citation to the article, including author, date of publication, and full name of BlackPress.org or Black Press Magazine. With advance request, additional permission may be granted for bonafided educational purposes. These requests must be made in writing by US mail on letterhead or with a copy of the student's current class schedule.

Using and/or linking to a Black Press Video or Black Press Radio product:

In order to use a digital product from BlackPressVideo.com or BlackPressRadio.com, you must be given written permission unless: You are interviewed in the digital product, are a sponsor of the section or are a board member. You may not link to any other page on BlackPressVideo.com or BlackPressRadio.com except the homepage. No exceptions.

Quoting and/or linking to a BlackPress.org article on a Web site:

For working press, please fill out the Black Press External Media Application and return to us with three copies of your work.

In order to publish an excerpt of not more than one paragraph from a BlackPress.org or Black Press Magazine article, you must provide with full credit to The Historical Black Press Foundation, BlackPress.org or Black Press Magazine and a link to the full-text article on BlackPress.org. You must get written permission to utilize graphics, podcast interviews, photographs, etc. This practice applies to text only; similar "excerpts" of visual images (i.e. photographs) may not be used.

In order to publish an excerpt of not more than one paragraph, from a BlackPress.org or Black Press Magazine article, you must include full credit to BlackPress.org or Black Press Magazine and the date of publication Full credit is defined as a full citation to the article, including author, date of publication, and full name of BlackPress.org or Black Press Magazine.

A link to a BlackPressMagazine.com or Black Press Magazine article without the excerpt is also permitted. Please note that most articles remain at their original Web address for 30 days or less. You may not link to any other page on BlackPressVideo.com or BlackPressRadio.com except the homepage unless you have written permission. No exceptions.

For a fee, BlackPress.org or Black Press Magazine will post a copy of the article for an extended period which you can then link to from your site. The fee is $15 per month — $1 per day — for a plain-text version of the article. For $30 per month you would get a plain-text version plus a rich-format version with images from the published piece.

For more information about any of these services, please send by email to: [email protected] or mail inquiries to:

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