Upcoming Themes

While the Lucky Thirteen Newsletter is on hiatus, we will be updating the blog with news instead.

  • On April 1, 2023, Volume 6, Issue No. 2 – FAMILIARS – will go live. We are working through submissions for this issue now.

  • On October 1, 2023, Volume 6, Issue No. 4 – MALICIOUS EDITIONS – will go live. Submissions for this themed issue are currently open and will close on 6/30/2023.

  • On August 1, 2023, submissions will open for Volume 7, Issue No. 2 – MULTIVERSES. CFS: We are looking for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction on the theme of Multiverses. Send us your work with portals, gateways, wormholes, deep space, parallel dimensions, alternate realities, and abysses of time. Submission window for this theme opens 8/1/2023 and closes 12/31/2023.

  • General submissions will be closing June 1, 2023 and will remain closed until August 1, 2023 to allow us to catch up on the queue.
  • Feedback submissions will be reopening in late 2023 to early 2024, or as soon as we are caught up on general submissions. We will post an update when the feedback submission forms are live.

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Quarterly online journal for dark literature.

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Themes”

  1. Can you share more about the inspiration for the theme “Malicious Editions” and anything that the editors are looking for specifically for the theme? My mind is going to haunted libraries, but I’m sure there must be more to it than that.

    1. Hi Amy. Here’s the official call: we are seeking work on the theme of books / writings with malicious intent. Sentient books. Books with motive. Send us your work on sinister series, evil encyclopedias, handbooks of harm, dictionaries of destruction. We want narratives about nefarious novels, poems on pernicious paperbacks. Whether a single manual of malevolence or volumes of villainy, send us your darkest work on baneful books.

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