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Hearth & Coffin Primes for Halloween with “Strange & Unusual”

CONTACT: Barrett White, Editor-in-chief or (832) 617-4048


Hearth & Coffin Primes for Halloween with “Strange & Unusual”

Hearth & Coffin's third issue, "Strange & Unusual", features 21 weird works by global writers.

NEW YORK CITY (September 27, 2021) – The penultimate issue in the new literary journal's inaugural volume has officially debuted. The issue, themed "Strange & Unusual", features 21 works of prose and poetry by a global host of writers. The issue features an exclusive excerpt from Addie Tsai's UNWIELDY CREATURES, forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press (Fall 2022) and the journal's first Editor's Choice picks, an honor given to one work of prose and poetry each.

Chosen for the Editor's Choice distinction were the delightfully witty and positively wacky "And Trah-lah-lah to You Too!" by John Adams (prose) and the cerebral "In lieu of ornamental fire" by Fieni Aprilia (poetry).

"The submissions were many -- in fact, more than either of the two previous issues -- and were delightfully demented, greatly ghoulish, and curiously creepy," says Editor-in-Chief Barrett White. "With our release date of September 27, it's given us the perfect opportunity to hand over to our readers a book of the weird just in time for 'spooky season'. We hope our readers will enjoy these strange writings throughout the month of October while we prepare for Issue Four, the last of our first volume."

Submissions for Issue Four, themed "The Patchwork Quilt", will open on October 15 and close on November 31. Issue Four is the final issue of Hearth & Coffin's first volume. Interested parties are asked to review Hearth & Coffin's FAQ page for more information regarding submission deadlines, publishing dates, themes, and much more.

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About Hearth & Coffin Literary Journal

Hearth & Coffin Literary Journal (Hearth & Coffin) is a queer-owned journal founded in Houston in 2020 and relocated to New York City in 2021. Founded with the explicit purpose of publishing new and upcoming writers with no submission fees, Hearth & Coffin places priority on provocative, exploratory, and accessible works that thrill and open the minds of readers. Hearth & Coffin editors believe that good writing is good writing, regardless of your degree(s) or lack thereof, your previous publications, your skin color, gender, or age. To learn more, visit or follow us at @HearthAndCoffin on your favorite social platform.

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