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Black Dandy added 12 new photos to the album: Black Dandy cover concept sketches.

For our inaugural issue, we're doing a wraparound cover. Here are basic sketch concepts Black Dandy's resident artist, Lance Jackson, created. We're not showing the concept that was selected for further refinement, but thought you might be intrigued by Lance's fascinating imagination. All images copyright Black Dandy Publishing Ltd.

Utterly chuffed to report that we've selected 10 tales for the inaugural edition of Black Dandy and are closed to new stories for that issue. We have shortlisted more than a dozen other stories and will now go through the process of selecting stories for issues #2 and #3. Stay tuned as we gear up for our big September debut.


We are furiously making our way through a huge number of submissions and are pleased to announce that we've accepted stories from Charles Wilkinson, Andréa Onstad, and George Salis, with a dozen others on the shortlist. Esteemed artist Lance Jackson is at work on concepts for the inaugural issue's wraparound cover. Stay tuned as things develop.

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It's a testament to the enthusiasm for quality writing out there that we have received nearly 100 submissions after our first week calling for them. We are rapidly moving through each of those stories and look forward to making some decisions in the next 60 days.

Black Dandy is a new quarterly literary digest steeped in the long tradition of slow-simmering strange fiction. Based in New Zealand, with an international reach, Black Dandy welcomes readers and writers to worlds that seem right around the corner.

For our double-sized inaugural issue, releasing in late 2017/early 2018, we want stories that wallow in vivid characterization. We want to see characters in odd circumstances under unusual pressures. Serious tales for a sophisticat...ed audience. We are fans of magic realism, the gothic, and surrealism.

For submissions guidelines, visit us at

We look forward to reading your best work.

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