Beth Turner
In 1984, Beth Turner first launched Black Masks as a newsletter, and later expanded it to the current magazine format.

About us

Black Masks (ISSN 0887-7580) is a publication on Black entertainment, particularly Black theatre 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 quarterly.

Contact us

Black Masks
P.O. Box 6642
Tallahassee, FL 32314


Black Masks accepts articles and papers on performing, literary or visual arts and artists of African descent throughout the United States and abroad. Query email, text or telephone call suggested prior to submission. Manuscript length may vary from 500-1,500 words depending on topic. Submit inquiries and manuscripts via email to:

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Staff and Contributors

Publisher and Editor
Beth Turner

Special Advisor to the Publisher
Niamani Mutima

Guest Editors
Pamela S. Booker
Michael Dinwiddie
Woodie King Jr.
David Rambeau
Kym Richardson
Jeanette Toomer
Lundeana Thomas

Contributing Editors
Linda Armstrong
Melda Beaty
Patrick A.Bradford
Breena Clarke
Michael Dinwiddie
Yvette Heyliger
Vera J. Katz
Judith Stephens-Lorenz
Niamani Mutima
Byron C. Saunders
Count Stovall

Logo Design
Billy Graham

Website Design
Kaigani Turner


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