Black Heart accepts submissions in all genres of previously unpublished works short fiction, with a word count of 2,500 words max.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.

Our upcoming themes are:

  • April 2019: We'll Always Have Paris (Or Will We?) – submissions will open December 1, 2018

Please ONLY submit work that relate to these themes, during the windows noted in the guidelines below. We look forward to reading your work.

  XO,
The Black Heart Staff


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 piece per issue, and note the submission windows for each theme. THANKS!

2019 THEMES:

  • February: Sugar High (submissions open April 1-Aug 3, 2018)
  • April: We'll Always Have Paris (Or Will We?) – submissions will open December 1, 2018

APRIL 2019 THEME GUIDELINES: Paris, City of Lights, city of love and romance. Mythical, magical  Paris. Foreign, exotic Paris. Political, passionate Paris. What’s your  myth about Paris? What’s your reality? What do you think of when you  think of Paris? Tell us a story, set near the Seine, the Louvre,  Notre-Dame, the Champs-Élysées – anywhere, so long as it features Paris  past, present, future… or only in your dreams.

  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 February 28, 2019$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 piece per issue, and note the submission windows for each theme. THANKS!2019 THEMES:

  • February: Sugar High (submissions open April 1-Aug 3, 2018)
  • April: We'll Always Have Paris (Or Will We?) – submissions will open December 1, 2018  

APRIL 2019 THEME GUIDELINES: Paris, City of Lights, city of love and romance. Mythical, magical  Paris. Foreign, exotic Paris. Political, passionate Paris. What’s your  myth about Paris? What’s your reality? What do you think of when you  think of Paris? Tell us a story, set near the Seine, the Louvre,  Notre-Dame, the Champs-Élysées – anywhere, so long as it features Paris  past, present, future… or only in your dreams. 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

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!



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