Friday, October 22, 2010


FALL FICTION FRENZY is underway at Dark Valentine (

"We’re currently in the middle of a Fall Fiction Frenzy," stated Katherine Tomlinson, Publisher of DARK VALENTINE, "31 stories in 31 days, with original artwork commissioned for each story.  We are delighted by the variety and quality of the stories, which range from sci fi to urban dire.  We’ll have a story for All Soul’s Day and also a four-day Thanksgiving Weekend Feast of Fiction.  (I already have two stories for that. )"

According to the magazine's site-
"Dark Valentine is a quarterly journal devoted entirely to dark fiction, which we define as any story in any genre that is disturbing, provocative, haunting, scary, dangerous, or any combination of those things. Think of classic stories like “The Mummy’s Paw,” “The Open Window,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Lady or the Tiger?” Think of Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” Harlan Ellison’ “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream,” J.D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” and Tanith Lee’s “Because Our Skins are Finer.”
The world is a dangerous place, as full of shadows and moonlight as it is sun and blue sky. We want the stories that come from the dark places—words that sear and scar and bewitch and bedazzle. Words that are as dangerous to hear as they are to tell."

Interested in submitting to Dark Valentine?  Guidelines are posted on the site along with an informative FAQ!