Black Heart accepts submissions in all genres of previously unpublished works short fiction, with a word count of 2,500 words max. **WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING POETRY SUBMISSIONS OF ANY KIND.**

As of 2017, we publish triannual (3 times/yearly) themed issues, beginning with our DISARM anthology in April 2017. August's theme is "Summer's End," and December's theme is "Holiday Hell." Please ONLY submit work that conform (however loosely) to these themes, during the windows noted below. Additional info will be added to this page as new themes for the 2018 publishing cycle are developed.

Please read and abide by the specific guidelines (listed below) for the section to which you'd like to submit. We look forward to reading your work.

XO,
The Black Heart Staff


Ends on October 31, 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR GUIDELINES HAVE CHANGED.

We accept short fictional pieces of up to 2,500 words, for publication in our new triannual issues (see dates and themes below). Please submit only stories that appeal to our themes, as indicated below. NO novel excerpts. Please send only one story at a time, and wait for our response before submitting another. THANKS!

2017 THEMES:
  • April: DISARM, anti-gun anthology (submissions are now closed)
  • August: Summer's End  June 30, 2017 (submissions are now closed)
  • December: Holiday Hell – deadline October 31, 2017

NOTE: Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we can no longer personally respond to all submissions. Therefore, we have divided our submissions into fee-free and fee-based, in order to streamline the process and continue to offer helpful criticism where possible. This form is for writers that DO NOT wish to receive brief feedback on their work.

For those that prefer to receive brief feedback, please use this link instead: http://blackheartmagazine.submishmash.com/submit/8908


Ends on October 31, 2017$4.00
$4.00

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR GUIDELINES HAVE CHANGED.

We accept short fictional pieces of up to 2,500 words, for publication in our new triannual issues (see dates and themes below). Please submit only stories that appeal to our themes, as indicated below. NO novel excerpts. Please send only one story at a time, and wait for our response before submitting another. THANKS!

2017 THEMES:
  • April: DISARM, anti-gun anthology (submissions are now closed)
  • August: Summer's End  June 30, 2017 (submissions are now closed)
  • December: Holiday Hell – deadline October 31, 2017
NOTE: Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we can no longer personally respond to all submissions. Therefore, we have divided our submissions into fee-free and fee-based, in order to streamline the process and continue to offer helpful criticism where possible. This form is for writers that DO wish to receive brief feedback on their work.

Your $4 submission fee does not guarantee publication, nor a lengthy response to your piece, but you will receive brief commentary on your piece's pros and cons if it is rejected. Writers will always have the option to submit work to Black Heart for free, but please understand that paid submissions help us keep the site running, and we appreciate your donation!