Write For Us!

We want to share your stories. You can choose to write about a topic based on our monthly themes or tell us about how you began living simply. Your story can inspire others on their journeys.  Browse the list below to find our ways in which you can contribute to the Black Minimalist community!



2017 – 2018 Monthly Themes & Deadlines


October 2017 – Social Justice 

  • Due by October 15th

November 2017 – Decolonizing Thanksgiving

  • Due by October 21st

December 2017 -  Overconsumption, Letting Go of Traditions

  • Due by November 15th

January 2018 – Renewal, Setting Intentions

  • Due by December 15th

February 2018 – Love and Relationships

  • Due by January 15th

March 2018 – Women’s History, Women’s Health

  • Due by February 15th

April 2018 – Spring Cleaning, Spiritual Detox, Mental De-cluttering

  • Due by March 15th

May 2018 – Minimalism as a value; Financial Freedom

  • Due by April 15th


Interested in submitting content based on our monthly themes? Click Here!


We Are Also Looking For

On the Blog

  • Personal Narratives on Minimalism
  • Cultural Essays on Minimalism:
    • Black Folks in the Diaspora
    • Liberation & Resistance
    • Spirituality
    • Relationships
  • Informational Essays on Minimalism:
    • Alternative Dwellings (Ex: Tiny Homes, Mobile Homes, etc.)
    • Money Management & Finances
    • Sustainable/Eco-Conscious/Zero Waste Living
    • Travel/Location Independence
    • Self-Care
    • Health & Wellness
    • Style and Wardrobe
    • Organization Tips
    • How-To's


On Social Media

  • Instagram Takeovers

  • Guest Host Twitter Chats

  • Before/After Declutter Photos

  • Instagram/Facebook/Twitter Features

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Guidelines For Submission

Submission Guidelines

  • Each post should be approximately 500 - 800 words.

  • Themed posts are due the month before publication. All other content is accepted on a rolling basis.

  • All posts should be fully edited before submission.  Every submission will be reviewed by our editor to check for typos, succinctness and meaning. You will have the opportunity to review the final edits of your post before it is published.

  • All works submitted should be original.

  • Upon receipt we will confirm that your submission has been received. However, please allow up to  2 weeks for us to review and respond to your submission.

  • We do accept inquiries from those interested in becoming a regular contributor. If interested, please contact us at

 Publishing Rights

  • By submitting to Black Minimalists, you transfer ownership rights to Black Minimalists. You may share and repost portions of the published content, but the content may not be reused on any other platform, including your personal site. Any shares or reposts should include a link to the original published post.

  • Submitting a post does not guarantee that it will be published. We may not be able to use your piece for a variety of reasons. In this event, we might consider giving you feedback for resubmission.

Bio and Bio Photos

  • Please include a photo of yourself with your submission for your bio. We reserve the right to resize, crop, or enhance your photo as is necessary.

  • Photo criteria: No larger than 1000 x 1000 pixels,  jpg format, portrait or square format.

  • Also include a brief bio of yourself (3-4 sentences).

  • Please email photos in jpg format, we prefer Portrait or square format. 

  • You may also send us links to your social media accounts to be included in your bio.

  • Please let us know if you DO NOT want your name and/or photo included, we do accept anonymous posts which will be published under the pen name, Black Minimalists.

Contributor Submission Form

Have an idea you want to pitch to us? Tell us about it.

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