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