Thank you all for stopping by the new blog for Bete Noire Magazine, brought to you by CharmNoirOmnimedia. Bete Noire Magazine is the brainchild of A.W. Gifford and Jennifer L. Gifford, writers and editors. Bete Noire will contain the best in dark, speculative ficiton bringing the world's best up and coming writers to the mainstream.
The new website is finally up, and its pretty sweet if I don't say so myself. Check it out at: http://www.betenoiremagazine.com/
We've been busy making new guidelines and creating writing periods. After much speculation, we've been encouraged to make the magazine a quarterly publication, rather than simply three times a year. It's refreshing to know the magazine already has such a following and its not even in print yet, which brings me to my next topic: reading periods.
The new reading period starts in a few weeks, September 1st, and ends September 30th. So, put pen to paper, quill to ink, or fingers to the laptop and get cracking. We love the off beat, the odd. We like dark humor as well. We like vampires, as long as they don't sparkle. If you think Stephanie Meyer's vampires are original, you may not want to send us your vampire story. Give us the unique approach. Victorian horror and Alfred Hitchcockian stories will be given a second glance. We don't care if your Stephen Jerkowitz or Stephen King; we are NOT a magazine that only publishes based on name. Bete Noire wants stories of merit, not just namesakes. Any other questions, please feel free to contact us.