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 – deadline June 30, 2017
- December: Holiday Hell – deadline October 30, 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!