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June 3rd, 2011

Nature Abhors a Vacuum

So, Dark Valentine may be defunct but there’s now Dirty Noir.  They are looking for noir in all genres and under 1000 words.  Check them out here.

April 9th, 2011

A cosmic dark valentine

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March 23rd, 2011

Charity for Clean Water…

Our Dark Waters fiction round-up is over but we’re still thinking about dirty water, especially in the wake of natural disasters.  The UN has a new charity that is dedicated to providing clean water throughout the world.  See the information here.

March 15th, 2011

Beware the Ides of March!

You have been warned.

March 12th, 2011

Open your hearts, send us your words

Dear Friends of Dark Valentine.
It doesn’t take an earthquake to wreck a family. Sometimes all it takes is a bullet. You may have read about the murder of Rafiq “Sammy” Soufan last week.  (The news article is here.) He is survived by his wife Fantin and four children.  You may know Fantin from the blog [...]

March 12th, 2011

More free fiction

The Romance Reviews wants to give you books too–all month long.  Go here.

March 12th, 2011

Free fiction!

Romance author Jennifer Ashley wants to give you a book.  Go here.

March 1st, 2011

Nigel Bird! Paul D. Brazill!

Can’t get enough of Nigel Bird and Paul D. Brazill on the pages of Dark Valentine Magazine? You’re in luck, both friends of Dark Valentine have stories in the upcoming anthology, The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime. The book will be available for pre-order from next month; in the states in May.
Here’s the [...]

February 19th, 2011

Fiction Fished from Dark Water

Beginning 2/20, the Dark Water fiction frenzy will bring you water-themed stories in honor of the astrological month of Pisces.  We have mermaids, we have water spirits, we have tales of drowned cities and more.

February 17th, 2011

Talk about a cracking good read…

The latest in UK urban fantasy author Suzanne McLeod’s “spellcracker” series publishes today.  Bitter Seed of Magic is number three in the franchise, and McLeod is offering excerpts at her site.  No less than Charlaine Harris has given her thumbs up to the series, which mixes up mystery, magic with dollops of romance and kick-ass [...]