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Welcome back to the Black Horse Review! We are committed to bringing into view a generation of honest and fearless writers who share a common love for beauty, language, and deep, meaningful contemplation. We publish daring work that is innovative, striking, and emotive in its narrative and ideas. At this time, our magazine is online only.

Accepted submissions will be published on the Dark Horse Review website

Genres accepted: 

We welcome poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction by published and unpublished writers. We accept simultaneous submissions. We will respond to all submissions within 3 months


  • Submit one or more of the following: a short story between 1,000-2,500 words; up to 3 poems; a non-fiction piece between 900-2,500 words.
  • Your work must be unpublished and original.
  • Writers of color, emerging writers, and international writers are encouraged to submit.

We charge a nominal submission fee  per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.