Halcyon Bedlam Literary Magazine
Halcyon Bedlam is committed to publishing the most prolific in counterculture poetry, short stories and art. We publish exciting new writers and artists as well as well known names in the literary community. We do not shy away from controversial or edgy writing as long as it is written with tact and literary prowess. Our goal is to provide readers with the very finest in well crafted, thought provoking and properly presented written and visual art.
4/ 24 / 09 : Halcyon Bedlam is gathering and sorting through submissions. We should be ready to launch our first issue in July. Please submit your work. We are accepting poetry, short fiction and art.
Grady McShane - Damn Editor
Ona Kizis - Artistic Genius
Lady Morrigan - Reviewing Editor
Silex Black - Reviewing Editor
Honorary Team Members
Mr. and Mrs. Wordmachinist - Family in Ink
All entries must include contact information, a short bio, and a cover letter. Please try not to be boring. We read alot of these, and it can become tiresome. A drop of originality is an ocean of relief to a weary set of eyes, and can help to heal an overloaded brain.
Poetry - Submit 3 to 5 of your best poems pasted inside the body of an email to the link below. We ARE willing to read ANY style or form of poetry as long as a single piece does not exceed 1000 words. Any poetry sent as an attachment will be deleted without being read.
Short Stories - Submit 1 of your best stories pasted inside the body of an email to the link below. No story should exceed 3000 words. Any story sent as an attachment will be deleted without being read.
Art- Send a pic of your best art attached to an email sent to the link below. Try to keep the picture small enough to fit the average page. We will consider anything. Please include a cover letter, bio and contact information. Also, a brief description of the piece.
Simultaneous submissions are fine. Just let us know if someone else publishes them first so we don't look like jackanapes!
PLEASE DO NOT submit again before we've had a chance to respond to your first submission. We will respond as quickly as we can. We will not include a critique of your work unless we feel one is warranted.
Until the Damn editor can fix the SUBMIT button, please submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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~ Ambrose Bierce
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. ~ Hunter S. Thompson
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I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.~Bob Dylan
Beware the teachers of the Law. ~ Jesus Christ
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Language is a virus from outer space. ~William S. Burroughs
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Stupidity is a talent for misconception. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. ~ Thomas Jefferson