Black Petals Magazine submission guidelines and market information

Black Petals Magazine



Black Petals Magazine Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Accepts fiction submissions via email only. See guidelines for details. 

Editors: Kenneth James Crist and Anne Stickel

Submitting Your Work to Black Petals Magazine

Before submitting to Black Petals Magazine

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Black Petals Magazine by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Black Petals Magazine or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Black Petals Magazine guidelines:


Black Petals is about the dark side of Science Fiction, and the bizarre and unusual in Horror. Give us your best, most bizarre tales and your most chilling poetry. We will do the rest because we strive to publish a quarterly, very professional magazine.

Keeping this in mind, please do not waste our time with manuscripts containing Star Trek or any other copyrighted characters. They will be discarded. Work in which graphic sex or violence serves only to “spice up” the tale, rape scenes, and “splatter punk” don’t impress us; neither does focusing on ‘sexploitation’ or abuse of children, animals or dead people. Other than that, go for it, and we will try our best to read and reply to all submissions.

Submission Guidelines Details for Black Petals Magazine

Market Type:Magazine

Contact: Kenneth James Crist and Anne Stickel, Editors

Accepts: Fantasy, Horror, Poetry, Science Fiction

Web Address:

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