These sites brought us the most traffic in 2013
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These were our top stories/non-fiction for 2013.
1. “Waking Up from the American Dream” by David Annandale
2. “A Pair of Ragged Claws” by Kate Heartfield
3. “Nainaine of the Bayou” by Christopher Keelty
4. “Rattlesnake Eyes” by Josh Reynolds
5. “Ascending” by F.J. Bergmann
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Here’s how 2014 will look for us:
Issue 6 - February 4, 2014
Issue 6 - April 11, 2014
Issue 7 - June 10, 2014
Issue 8 - August 5, 2014
Issue 9 - October 8, 2014 (Halloween Themed)
Issue 10 - December 9, 2014
We’re currently caught up to
December 2013 February 2014 for submissions and have a good collection of maybes for our February April issue.
If you submitted prior to
December 2013 February 2014 and haven’t heard from us yet, send a query to our submissions address.
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, there is not going to be a December issue.
Any submissions currently in the queue will be under consideration for our next issue (January 14th). You are free to withdraw your submission, just pop off an email to let us know.
Please do not be concerned. This is not the end of Black Treacle Magazine. Consider it a winter-break(down)
Somewhere far away, someone was burning leaves. When the breeze blew, the smell reached the farm grounds, somehow crowding out the nearer aromas of frying donuts and baking pies and simmering apple cider. The noise—the babble and movement of a few dozen people, the laughter and shrieks and running footsteps of children, the crying of at least one baby at any given moment, it seemed—receded, too, when the smell was present, as if Paul’s senses were straining exclusively toward the sharp fragrance of invisible smoke. Continue readingby
Kevin ran. He tucked his plastic sack of candy tight against his chubby belly, put his head down, and churned his stumpy little legs as fast as he could.
He almost made it. The warm glow of the porch light was reflected in Kevin’s eyes, he imagined rushing up the steps and through the big black door, heading upstairs to gorge himself on trick-or-treat loot. Then someone screamed and Kevin turned his head to look back. Continue readingby
As Maggie Sullivan walks to work, kids dressed up as pirates and superheroes pass her by. No one notices her blue and purple scrubs; no one says Happy Halloween or offers her candy. It’s just as well, she figures. As soon as she enters the large waiting room, a sign declares NO MASKS. Next to the fake cob-webby stuff up on some of the large windows, another sign declares NO CANDY. Especially anything with peanuts, though this prohibition is pretty much a given now wherever Maggie works. While the hospital is willing to open its doors on the one night where it is said their morgue could rise up and walk the earth, they aren’t taking any chances with anaphylactic shock. No patrons of the ER may wear masks and they may not have peanuts. This is a government building. What do you take us for, anyway? But Happy Halloween. We respect all nationalities, sexualities, and creeds. Just please no peanuts and we need to be able to see your face for our security cameras. Continue readingby
We’ve decided to extend the deadline for the October issue, so we will be reading right up till next Friday (October 4th, 2013)
If you have previously submitted something, expect a response between now & then.
Release is planned for the following week on Tuesday, October 8th.