Archive for the 'Magazine Updates' Category

June 3rd, 2011

Summer Issue Now Available

Here it is — the ultimate issue of Dark Valentine magazine (and we mean that in more ways than one!). Just click on the cover image to download the pdf file, which is approximately 2 mb. Remember that after this weekend, the site will be closed, but you can still download all the issues of [...]

June 2nd, 2011

The End Has Come…

Dark Valentine Magazine will be closing its digital doors this weekend. The anniversary issue will be posted on the site tomorrow morning, as planned but after Saturday, it will  on editor Joy Sillesen’s Stony Hill Productions site, along with all the other issues of the magazine.
We plan to create a print copy of the anniversary [...]

March 4th, 2011

Rites of Spring

The vernal equinox won’t be here for several more weeks, but you can anticipate the arrival of spring with the latest issue of Dark Valentine. Enjoy fifteen spine-tingling tales that are sure to get your blood pumping! Just click on the magazine cover to download a pdf copy (file size is approximately 2 mb).

February 18th, 2011

Mark your calendars

The Spring Issue of Dark Valentine Magazine will be available two weeks from today.  Fiction from Paul D. Brazill, Allan Leverone, Kristen Davis, Tonia Brown, Sarah Vaughn and more.  Art by Joanne Renaud, Pamela Jaworska, Natasha Killeen, Mark Satchwill and more.  How much more?  You’ll have to download the issue to see.
And meanwhile, the stories [...]

February 13th, 2011

Turn on the taps–Pisces Fiction Needed

The astrological month of Pisces starts on February 20th and there are still some slots open for the “Dark Water” fiction fiesta we’ll be publishing to celebrate the Fishes.
According to experts in the sun signs, those born in the sign of Pisces (February 20-March 20) are imaginative and sensitive as well as secretive and vague.  [...]

February 9th, 2011

The Spring Issue Cometh…

Submissions are now closed for Dark Valentine’s Spring Issue, which will be available for free download on the first Friday of March.  (March 4)
That’s only three weeks from now!  The issue will feature cover art by Joanne Renaud, who is illustrating the dark fantasy story “Swallow the Light,” by new contributor Kristen Davis.  There’s a [...]

January 30th, 2011

Call for submissions

Remember the Fall Fiction Frenzy?  Twelve Days of Christmas?  Coming up this spring will be the first annual “Dark Water” carnival of fiction in honor of the astrological sign Pisces.
We want your water-themed stories.  Got a haunted bathtub tale?  Send it over.  Been pining to write a Fountai of Youth story?  Now’s the time.  We [...]

January 30th, 2011

Just a reminder…

We’ve been getting a lot of submissions lately addressed to “To Whom It May Concern” or worse, to “Dear Sir.”  I know we don’t have a masthead on our home page like print magazines but it’s not that hard to find out who we are.
Just click on the tab that says “About Dark Valentine” and [...]

December 3rd, 2010

Welcome Winter With a New Issue of Dark Valentine

The temperature is dropping…or maybe those are just chills from reading one of the 15 spine-tingling tales featured in the Winter issue of Dark Valentine magazine.
Click on the image to download a copy of our new issue (download size is approximately 3.3 megabytes).

October 14th, 2010

Winter Issue Update

The Winter 2011 issue of Dark Valentine Magazine is officially closed to submissions. We are now reading for issue #4, to be published in spring 2011.