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Black Gate Back Issues

Black Gate was a twice-yearly magazine of epic fantasy fiction. We published reviews and original short stories from the best names in adventure fantasy. Black Gate covered virtually every aspect of modern print fantasy — books, comics, adventure gaming, role playing games, and much more.

Subscriptions No Longer Available

Black Gate has ceased publication, and subscriptions are no longer available.

However, you can still take advantage of our sale to purchase back issues at a steep discount — including our last, double-sized issue, BG 15. See below for details.

PDFs now available!

Black Gate is now selling downloadable PDF back issues  of the magazine for just $8.95 each.  The PDFs contain the complete magazine – all 350+ pages, plus the color cover – and require a free PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat.  Already have a print subscription?  We’ll sell you a PDF for just $4.95 – or just $15.95 for four issues. Just order your PDF using the form below, and we’ll send you a unique link to download the complete magazine at your leisure.

PDF versions of issues 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 are already available. And we’re hard at work converting the rest of our back issues to bring you the entire Black Gate library.


Missing any issues of Black Gate? Now’s your chance to complete your collection of the best new fantasy magazine on the market. Single issue prices are listed below.  For a very limited time, we’re also offering a “Reverse Subscription” Sale. Any two back issues are $25 (plus shipping and handling). Any three are just $35, and any four just $45!

Take advantage of this offer now. It even includes our rare first issue (REGULAR PRICE $18.95),  and our double-sized issues, 14 & 15 (REGULAR PRICE $18.95). Why not try our first four issues — a $65.80 value, yours for just $45? But hurry. Quantities are limited. Yes, we know. Everyone says that. (Try it yourself, and you’ll understand. “Quantities are Limited!” It just trips off the tongue somehow.) But really. There’s not many copies left, and once we cart the last of them out of the basement, they’re gone. Just use the form below to select any two issues for $25, any three for $35, or any four for $45, and we’ll apply the discount. It’s that easy. Did we mention that you should hurry?

Black Gate is $12.95 US per print issue ($18.95 for our big double-sized issues), $8.95 for PDF versions, and $9.99 for other digital formats.  All print copies of Black Gate are mailed in a sturdy protective envelope, to ensure that they arrive at your door in pristine condition. Click here for a printer-ready version of our subscription form.

Kindle Prices

Black Gate 15 $9.95

PDF Back Issues Prices

PDF (1 issue) $8.95
PDF (2 issues) $16.50
PDF (3 issues) $23.95
PDF (4 issues) $29.95
PDF (5 issues) $35.95

Print Back Issues

A limited number of our early issues are still available.

Issue Price
#1 $18.95
#2 $16.95
#3 $16.95
#4 through #13 $12.95 each
#14 $18.95
#15 $18.95

Back Issue Sale

Purchase multiple issues and save!
All back issues are available. Quantities are limited.

Number of Issues Price
2 $25
3 $35
4 $45
5 $55
6 $65

Shipping and Handling

A shipping and handling charge of $2.50 + $1.00 per item will be applied to all back issue orders to US destinations. Other destinations are charged as listed below. Canadian and international orders are shipped airmail. Why are our international rates so high? Black Gate is a heavy magazine, and first class postage for a single issue to Canada (for example) is $19.95.

# of Items US Canada International
1 $3.50 $19.95 US $22.95
2 $4.50 $24.50 US $34.95
3 $5.50 $28.50 US $42.00
4 $6.50 $28.50 US $58.00
5 $7.50 $36.00 US $60.00
6 $8.50 $37.00 US $68.00
7 $9.50 $38.00 US $70.00
8 $10.50 $38.00 US $70.00

Back Issue Order form:

By clicking on the “Order” button, you authorize New Epoch Press to bill your credit card for the amount indicated above for the issues desired.

We also accept Paypal! Our Paypal address is To pay for your order with Paypal, simply fill out the form below, select the “Paypal” option, and we’ll send a Payment request to your account. Be sure to provide the e-mail address for your Paypal account (to open a secure Paypal account, register at

Alternatively, you may fill out the information, print this page, and mail along with a check or money order for the correct amount to: New Epoch Press 815 Oak Street St. Charles, IL 60174 And thanks for supporting Black Gate!

Questions or problems with the order form? Want an exact quote before we charge your card or send you a Paypal invoice? Contact us at

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