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Black Heart Magazine 78

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About

We aim to publish the best in modern literature, from pulp to literary fiction and everything in-between. Genres are declassé, passé, and simply so last century. If it’s got a beating (or dare we say black?) heart, we want it. No more irony, no more clever cheek; just the crisp snap of authenticity slicing through sinews. So bring us your best, and we’ll do the rest. Black Heart Magazine: breaking the rules of fiction.
NONFICTION: We accept strongly opinionated reviews of new books (published within the past year) and soon-to-be-released titles of the indie, self-published and small press persuasion. In addition to more traditional book reviews, we are also seeking Character Crush pieces, which highlight the “crush-worthy” aspects of classic literary characters. A partner to our Character Crushes, we are also seeking odes to the dark side, heralding literature’s greatest villains.

Black Heart MagazineUnited States
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Genres

G General 
O Open to all/most Genres 

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Pulp, Realist.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism, Writing, See guidelines).

Types & Lengths

Review Reviewup to 1,000 words
Essay Essayup to 300 words
Poem Poemno line limits known; up to 3 pieces
Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,500 words

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 3 x per year
P Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment
N NonfictionN No monetary payment
P PoetryN No monetary payment

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No OKText format submissions

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
29 Oct 2008
Last Updated:
03 Mar 2017