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Hey, y’all! My name is Marzetta Clarke, and I am the founder of Marzetta’s House Publishing! My wife and I welcome you to our literary family!


I started this publishing house right after finishing my M.A. in English from The University of Alabama. I was writing my thesis on The Black Queer Literary Imagination, and I was looking for affirming, non-traumatic Black, queer literature. I did not find much. So, I started Marzetta’s House Publishing as a safe literary space for Black women and queer folks who simply want to live life to the fullest, feel joy in the morning, and heal our communities. If that’s you, we open our doors! We welcome those whose works have been suppressed or dismissed because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability, veteran status, or any other identifying criteria to submit their work to Monolith. For greater accessibility, each literary work will be recorded by professional voice actors and uploaded with our digital magazine.  


Marzetta’s House Publishing is a place of refuge from a world who dismisses, gaslights, mocks, and pacifies Black women and queer folks. This is a safe literary space in which we can tell our stories and be seen and heard by each other. One of our sayings is “If nobody else got us, WE got us!” 


So, I invite you to step inside this house, take your shoes off, and gather around the living room to tell your story. Family, we are here for you. Listening, watching, praying, and rooting for you. We love you. We got you.  


We ask that your submissions be true to who you are, skillfully crafted, and that you carry yourself and your work with pride. You do not have to write about your trauma and pain to be heard. Keep your head up, queen! There is room for your joy and love! Our words have the power to save and change lives, including our own.  Publish that story brewing in your heart. 


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