.More than a collection.

“In the future, as in the present, as in the past, Black people will build many new worlds. This is true. I will make it so. And you will help me.” — N. K. Jemisin

Writing allows us to imagine a world where oppression and trauma don’t exist. And there is a reality where we are not defined by our trauma(s), but through our power—And you’re invited to be a part of that.

Awake is a digital zine and collection of work by Black authors that explores the power we each hold. Together, we translate the Black experience to imagine and create this new reality through a variety of prompts and themes. We explore our collective power through protest, culture, cuisine, sci-fi, etc.

We are not merely “woke” but are actively transforming our communities, our minds, and the future of our literature.

Click a cover to enjoy the work we’ve begun together.

Are you a Black author interested in having your work published in the Awake? Complete your submission here.