Issue 6.4, Malicious Editions, will go live on 10/31/2023

Due to the massive amount of submissions we received for this theme, we have been unable to get everything read in time for a 10/1 issue release for 6.4 “Malicious Editions,” so the issue will be going live on Halloween. We are still working hard to give everyone’s work the time and attention it deserves and we appreciate your understanding.


— Tamara Burross Grisanti, Editor-in-Chief


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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.