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Why Become a Member?

Your support plays a crucial role in our mission to cultivate Black imagination, innovation, and excellence—supporting Black, African, and African Diaspora creatives globally. Help us celebrate and amplify Black voices!

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Reasons to Join

Support and Experience Diverse Voices: By becoming a member, you contribute directly to Obsidian’s mission of celebrating and amplifying the diverse voices of Black writers and artists through our publishing platform and programs.

Exclusive Access: Members enjoy exclusive access to Obsidian’s events and initiatives. This includes early notifications about upcoming issues, special members-only events, and behind-the-scenes insights.

Contribute to Literary Excellence: Your membership supports Obsidian in its commitment to literary excellence. Whether it’s publishing thought-provoking works or promoting emerging talents, your contribution plays a vital role in elevating the standard of literature within the African Diaspora.

Stay Informed: As a member, you stay informed about the latest Obsidian developments. Receive regular updates, newsletters, and exclusive content that keeps you connected to a vibrant literary landscape.

Recognition: Obsidian will acknowledge your support in a printed issue, showcasing your commitment to promoting diverse voices.

Advance the Mission: Your membership directly contributes to the sustainability and growth of Obsidian. By supporting the organization financially, you play a crucial role in ensuring that Obsidian can continue its mission and expand its impact.

Align with a Cause: Becoming a member allows you to align yourself with a cause that promotes Black imagination, innovation, and excellence.

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Membership FAQ
  • When will I receive information about my membership?
    The Obsidian Membership Team will send out membership information and confirmation of your subscription within 10-14 days of joining.
  • When will I receive my Obsidian membership gifts?
    The Obsidian Membership Team will send out your membership gifts within 30 days of joining. Thank you for your patience with our processing and mailing time.
  • When will I receive my first issue of Obsidian?
    Obsidian is published and mailed out twice a year. Your first issue of your one-year subscription will arrive depending on when you become a member. The first issue of each year is scheduled to be mailed out in May or June and the second issue is scheduled to be mailed out in November or December.
  • How can I access the online archive of Obsidian?
    Members and subscribers have access to the online archives of Obsidian. You will receive a code and information about logging into the archives.
  • Do I need to sign up annually or can I automatically renew my membership?
    You will have the opportunity to sign up for just an annual membership or to set up automatic renewal. If you sign up for an annual membership, Obsidian will send out a reminder before your membership is due to expire.
  • What is the difference between a membership and a donation?
    A membership offers you unique benefits such as an Obsidian subscription, membership gifts, access to special events and initiatives, and advance notice about upcoming happenings. A donation is a one-time or ongoing contribution to Obsidian focused on providing financial support. A donation is tax deductible; a membership is not tax deductible.

All memberships are valid for 12 months and are non-transferable and non-refundable. You also have the opportunity to automatically renew annually. *Membership sign-up buttons open in a new tab*

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