In 1984, Beth Turner first launched Black Masks as a newsletter, and later expanded it to the current magazine format.
Black Masks (ISSN 0887-7580) is a publication on Black entertainment, particularly Black theater and other Black performing, literary and visual arts. The articles in each issue are largely based on original interviews and research. Every issue also contains an arts hotline that provides current Black entertain- ment news about events across the country. Black Masks is published bi-monthly.
Black Masks accepts articles and papers on performing, literary or visual arts and artists of African descent throughout the United States and abroad. Query letter or telephone call suggested prior to submission. Manuscript length may vary from 500-1,500 words depending on topic. Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope if return is desired. Transmission via e-mail preferred.
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