Black Heart Magazine is an independent online literary magazine, transmitting tenacious text around the world at the speed of wifi. Since 2004, our site has been combating clichés and skipping straight to supercharged stories with a simple catchphrase: we heart art.
We publish short fiction, poetry, indie book reviews, and a variety of creative nonfiction pieces, along with Susan Tepper's monthly "Let's Talk" column.
Female and female-identified writers share their ideas about what A World Without Men would look like, including the good, the bad, and the unforeseen. Where have the men all gone, and what would women be like without their influence? Let's explore this mythical terrain together.
Welcome to Holiday Hell. While most of our stories focus on Christmas, with its corporate whoring and mass merchandising push through the end of the year, a few take religion to task, some critique forced family interactions over mall mobs, and others address more personal kinds of hell created through the year. Enjoy a little solace this Solstice in Black Heart's winter wonderland – if you dare.
October. In San Diego, it’s never really the end of summer, but according to my calendar Autumn officially began on September 22nd. So while the days slowly simmer to a close, and the nights get ever-so-stealthily longer, we’ve put together a collection of stories on the theme of “Summer’s End” to ease your transition into Fall.
DISARM, a charity anthology created by Black Heart Magazine, includes short fiction, personal essays and poetry in a gun sense anthology, which will wholly benefit the Gun Safety Lobby to bring about legislation and meaningful changes to our country. All proceeds will benefit Everytown for Gun Safety. Take action and order your copy today.
Black Heart Magazine has been publishing new fiction every Friday since 2008. Now enjoy the first of our themed digital issues, The NOIR Issue, featuring heavyweights from the nouveau-crime genre including Christopher Benton, Dan O'Shea, Benjamin Sobieck, Stephen D. Rogers, Jonathan Woods and more.
Guest edited by crime fiction enthusiast and web writer extraordinaire Jimmy Callaway.