PLEASE NOTE: Black Heart is NOT currently accepting regular submissions. We are ONLY accepting submissions to our Anti-Gun Anthology through July 31st. We will resume regular submissions on August 1st.
Black Heart accepts previously unpublished works of poetry and short fiction (1,500 words or less), as well as nonfictional items including book reviews, Best Book I Ever Read essays, Open Letters to Famous Writers, Character Crushes and Venomous Villain pieces.
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.
The Black Heart Staff
No more "thoughts and prayers."
No more fuzzy sentiments.
No more excuses.
No more bullshit.
We're looking for stories to include in an Anti-Gun anthology, which will wholly benefit the Gun Control Lobby. (See Everytown for Gun Safety for info on our proposed beneficiary: http://everytown.org)
What we most desire:
- Stories (factual or fictional) of 2,500 words or less that relate in some way to themes of gun violence, gun control, the NRA and gun lobbies/lobbyists – please, no revenge fantasies; we are looking for anti-gun sentiments here
- Poems of any length on the same subjects (epics are discouraged, but do take as much space as you need to say what you feel)
If you would like to volunteer your time and talent as a beta reader, cover designer, interior formatter (for print), proofreader, or similar, we also need your help! Please request to join our Facebook group to be kept in the loop: https://www.facebook.com/groups/628131694005982/
Thanks for reading, and we look forward to working together to make a difference with this anthology.