Hard to believe that Coffin Bell is just over a month old. My extremely patient family can attest that I spent most of Thanksgiving conceptualizing the journal and building the site, and 120 submissions later, we are about to launch our first issue! I wish to thank my very understanding husband, who has allowed me untold uninterrupted hours for reading and editing work for the journal. I also want to thank Associate Editor Sarah V. Parson for her tireless assistance in sifting through the slush pile, reading submissions, proofreading, editing, and sage advice. An editor’s job is never done, and Sarah has been invaluable in her willingness to jump right on the next task in line. I am grateful to have her on Coffin Bell’s masthead. And most importantly, I wish to thank our contributors, the writers of the excellent work to which Coffin Bell owes its existence.

Tonight we release Volume 1, Issue No. 1 into the world. We are tremendously proud of Issue 1.1, and look forward to what the future holds for subsequent issues.

We also announce that the theme for Issue 1.2 is Monsters. Send us your best work!

Join us tonight at midnight GMT as Coffin Bell goes live (5 pm EST)!

The End is Near…

Thrilled that Volume 1, Issue No. 1 of Coffin Bell is so full of great literature. We’re reading for this issue until midnight of December 29, 2017. If your submission misses the cutoff we will consider it automatically for the next issue.

Mark your calendars for January 1, 2018, when Volume 1, Issue No. 1 goes live! Featuring work by Ray Ball, M. Stone, Jennifer Ihasz, Amy P. Knight, Richard Reese, Spencer Dawson, Jacqueline Boucher, William Doreski, J. Andrew Briseño, Ron. Lavalette, Zach Davis, Kassie Shanafelt, Adam McCulloch, Kim Chinquee, John Helden, Jennifer Lynn Krohn, and John Grey.

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Don’t wait until it’s too late!

The submission window for Volume 1, Issue No. 1 is closing on December 29, 2017 at midnight EST. Don’t wait till it’s too late!

(Don’t worry; it’s never really too late. Submissions received after this time automatically will be considered for the next issue.)

Mark your calendars for January 1, 2018! Volume 1, Issue No. 1 of Coffin Bell awakens on New Year’s Day!