October/November Issue #7 almost ready!

Issue #7 is in final proofing stages and will be posted probably first week in November. It is a new “ensmalled” version with just 7 stories and 6 poems. This will be the standard from now on, as dictated by financial considerations. On the other hand, it should make more frequent publication possible.

Indeed, I intend to publish issue #8 in December! And I have enough material for 2 more issues after that. Consequently I won’t be opening another submissions till late Spring at earliest.

Am happy to report three of the poems I published in issue #4 were nominated for this year’s Aurora Awards in the “Best Poem/Song category,” namely:

“Heaven is the Hell of No Choices” by Matt Moore,

“Meat Puppets” by Lynne Sargent, and

“Shadows in the Mist” by Lee F. Patrick.

At the Aurora Awards ceremony at VCON 42 in Richmond the winner was revealed to be “Heaven is the Hell of No Choices” by Matt Moore.

Kudos to all three! I sincerely hope Polar Borealis will publish many more future Aurora nominees!

April/May Issue (#6) now posted!

14 stories and 14 poems available for your viewing pleasure. Just click on Current/back issues and scroll down to the appropriate issue to click on.

Please note that the March submissions window is now closed. I have enough material for both the Summer and Fall issues. All contributors to the summer issue have been notified. Notices to contributors to the fall issue will be sent out soon.

Still Open For Poetry Submissions!

The November window for short story submissions is now closed. May or may not reopen if not enough suitable stories received for Issue #6. However, probably, next submission window will be for issue #7 and that won’t be open till late spring or early summer.

Meanwhile still open for poetry submissions! Need more poems for issue #6! (See guidelines but basically anything genre-related.)

POLAR BOREALIS #4 available for download!

At last! Polar Borealis #4 is published and available for download. Just go to “Current/Back Issues” and click on the appropriate link.

This is the largest issue yet! Contains the following:

Cover Art by Jenni Merrifield.

Poems by Marcie Tentchoff, Matt Moore, Richard Stevenson, Taral Wayne, Walt Wentz, Lisa Timpf, Tonya Liburd, Lee F. Patrick, Aaron Miller, Colleen Anderson, Lena Ng, Maria Haskins, Selena Elizabeth Martens, Lynne Sargent, and J.J. Steinfeld.

Stories by David Perlmutter, William Lewis, Mario Lowther, Vincent Sakowski, J.J. Steinfeld, Tonya Liburd, Jordan King-Lacroix, Mike Thorn, Jonathan Cresswell-Jones, Dean Wirth, Jeremy A. Cook, S.L. Dixon, Jason M. Harley, Michael John Bertrand, Chris Campeau, Betty Rocksteady, Jon Gauthier, and Matthew Hughes.


Issue #4 complete and being proofed.

Up till 3:00 AM this morning putting finishing touches on the 4th issue of Polar Borealis Magazine.

Proofing version has gone to the eagle-eyed, ever vigilant proof reader Steve Fahnestalk and been distributed to all the contributors.

Once myriad corrections and adjustments have been made, I will post the final version online where it will be available for free download by anyone who wants to read it. I figure it will be ready to post in a week or so.

18 short stories and 20 poems in 110 pages (not counting cover) designed to be as easy on the eyes as possible on both screen and paper (if you choose to print it out).

Contributors range from beginners making their first sale to solid professionals, all writing to the “Horror” theme.

I will post it as soon as I can.