We fell a bit behind at the start of the year, so rather than trying to play catchup on the old schedule, here’s the new one:
Issue #7 – June 24th, 2014
Issue #8 – August 27th, 2014
Issue #9 – October 28th, 2014
Issue #10 – December 30th, 2014
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
The list was compiled based on the number of unique page views received.
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)
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.
A torrent of our past issues.
“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