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2014 Release Schedule & An Update To Submitters

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.

No December Issue of Black Treacle

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)


October’s issue will be Halloween-themed

Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch” © 2009 Kam Abbott, used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License

For our October issue, we are looking for submissions of short stories and non-fiction that are halloween-themed.

Halloween-themed can mean a lot of things, and we are purposely not being too specific on what that means to us, as we want to see your interpretation.

At a minimum, your story needs to be set in October (though an aftermath story set in November would be considered) and Halloween needs to be an integral part of the story.

There are plenty of Halloween tropes that still have some mileage in them, so don’t be concerned with cliche, just worry about telling a good story.

Reading period ends October 4th, 2013
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