Black Lantern Publishing was founded in 2009 by publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca A. Huggins. It began its little life as an online magazine, and has since become an E-Zine and print magazine, which is available four times per year in the months of August, November, February and May. BLP has one imprint, CROW Magazine, a magazine for middle and young adult readers, which was founded in 2011.
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WHAT DO WE MEAN BY 'MACABRE'?
Here at Black Lantern, we have a taste for the macabre--but what precisely do we mean by that?
of,pertainingto,dealingwith,orrepresentingdeath, especially itsgrimmeroruglieraspect.
When we think of macabre fiction, we recall the works of famous Gothic novelists such as Ambrose Bierce, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the Bronte sisters, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Charles Dickens. Perhaps what is most appealing of the macabre is its ability to entertain through suspense, stimulating settings, engaging characters and enduring plot lines. What macabre fiction accomplishes is to illicit a feeling in its readers and to impress itself into one's mind through a variety of forms--be it mystery, fantasy, magical realism, historical or mild horror. Macabre fiction has outlasted many centuries, and while it has transformed slightly over the years, it has remained a highly-influential form of literature.
We hope that we've given you a little insight into our love of the macabre, and encourage you to purchase a copy of our magazine and enjoy the macabre as it continues to delight its readers in the 21st century.