Open for submissions

We know that it has been a difficult (frustrating, heartbreaking) year for many. We sympathize, truly. But it has also been a year that showed us what isn’t working anymore, where we can be better and where we can grow — individually and as a society.

As we inch closer to 2021, we want to see how our fellow writers and the rest of humanity will start anew. What did we learn from this? What struggles are still ongoing but you feel empowered to participate in mitigating? What crap you just want to throw in the garbage can and set to flames?

Our theme for this issue is Begin Again.

Full details can be found on our submissions page.

Announcement from the founding editors

As the original creators of Blood & Bourbon literary┬ámagazine, we’re really pleased to announce that after six editions over the past four years, we’re handing the reins over to our dear friend Raya P. Morrison. When we first came up with the idea for the magazine, it was our karmic giveback to the writing community, providing a venue for new and unheard voices. We’re confident the magazine is in good hands, and can’t wait to see the new heights (and strange new places) to which Raya and the team take it.

— Phil Halton & Matt Lennox

Open for Submissions

We’re looking for all of your great writing for the 2019 edition of Blood & Bourbon!

The theme for this issue is: Getaway. Whether that’s a summer vacation with family, a long drive across the country to evade the cops, or what the old lady next door yells whenever you step on her yard, we want to hear your take on the word.

Full details can be found on our submissions page.

Blood & Bourbon – Spring 2018

The fourth edition of Blood & Bourbon has finally hit the shelves, and it is an interesting one. It includes contributions from: Zachary Honey, John W. Dennehy, Israela Margalit, Reggie Mills, Benjamin Fine, Rosaleen Bertolino, David Lefkowitz, Joel Minor, Jon Kemsley Clark, Bruce McDougall, Jeff Nazzaro, Daniel Uncapher, Pablo Javier Herrera, J. J. Steinfeld, Alexander Illingsworth and John Grey.

This is also the first edition to include material that was entirely generated by an A.I. – can you recognize non-human creative writing when you see it?

You can find it for sale in paperback or e-book here.