Archive for September, 2015


Issue #27We are super proud to see several poems and one story from issue #27 of Niteblade show up on Ellen Datlow’s rec list for Best Horror of the Year (volume Seven)!

Megan Arkenberg, “Godfather

Beth Cato, “Bird Girl” (poem)

Sandi Leibowitz,  “Braiding” (poem)

S. Brackett Robertson, “The Dryad to the Woodcarver

On a related note, Ada Hoffmann’s poem from that issue, The Mermaid at Sea World, has been accepted into Imaginarium: Best Canadian Speculative Writing.

So. Incredibly. Proud.

Congratulations, ladies!


Luminous Dreams

Long time Niteblade poetry editor Alexandra Seidel has an alter ego and that alter ego has a book out today. Luminous Dreams is a collection of erotic speculative fiction.

Congratulations Alexa!

This one is not for the faint of heart (or our younger readers).


Relax, close your eyes… and dream.

Eight tales, eight sensual dreams of enchantment, wanderlust and lovers’ longings, of searching and finding; these dreams tell of birds of fire, curses that lie like bridges between night and day, and hunger for sweet seduction.

Available Now!

If you are a Niteblade author and have an exciting announcement we’d love to help spread the news. Just contact Rhonda with the details!

Issue #33: The Island of Crows


Wow. It’s our final issue. It all feels so surreal, I don’t even know what to say.

Thank you to everyone whose work has graced the pages of Niteblade, and to everyone who has worked (behind the scenes and otherwise) to make this magazine amazing. Thirty-three issues. Every one of them on time and as scheduled. That is no small feat. Thank you!

Special thank yous to:

Marge Simon — Niteblade would not be the same without your art, that distinctive style you’ve lent to our pages.
BD Wilson — We’d have never seen 8 years (8 years!!) without you. Thank you for talking me out of closing this magazine down so many years ago and for taking over all the web-based stuff. You’re awesome.
Alexandra Seidel — From slush reader to poetry editor to friend. You are amazing and I’m so pleased to have been able to work with you for so long.
Jonathan Parrish — Without you Niteblade wouldn’t exist. You’ve supported me in everything I do, but you’ve really gone above and beyond when it comes to Niteblade. Offering moral, financial and technical support and doing more work behind the scenes than anyone will ever know. Anyone but me, that is. Thank you. You’re amazing and I love you.

And especially thank you to our readers. Without you this would all be pointless and I have really and truly valued your support through the years. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

This final issue has two covers based on Sandi Leibowitz’s poem, The Island of Crows. That is because cover designer, Jonathan Parrish, wanted to do one in our newer style and one in the style we used way back when it all began. The interior layout of the downloadable copies is also a hybrid between the old style and the new.

I hope you enjoy our final issue, the table of contents look like this:

Table of Contents:

The Cicadas of Okinawa by Stephanie Lorée
Sorry, were those your sneakers? by Anne Carly Abad
Be Civilized: A Baba Yaga Story by Megan Branning
The Island of Crows by Sandi Leibowitz
The Children of Monsters by Matthew Meade
The Mirror Window by Alicia Cole
Mary by Andrea DeAngelis
The Labyrinth by Selena Bulfinch
The Garden Arch by Joshua Steely
Coyote in Long Island City by Sandi Leibowitz
Bubbles and Goats by Robina Williams