Black Gate is a slick publication and — brace yourself for this — more than 200 pages long! That’s right: each issue has enough short stories to be a paperback anthology in itself…the eleven (!) stories in this issue each [have] at least two quality illustrations, even better than the ones in Asimov’s. I can’t help but gush over such a lovely publication. Just looking at it is a pleasure.
— The Green Man Review
What are the critics saying about Black Gate? What aren’t they saying? “Serious work…[and] magnificent storytelling” says Locus. “Enough material in it for a good-sized trade paperback…brisk pacing, imagination, and swashbuckling fun” proclaims SF Site. And The Eternal Review of Books says “John O’Neill is showing a deft touch in his development of talented new writers…I should not be at all surprised if more than one of these works were competing for genre awards at the end of the year.”
We’ve published links to, and excerpts from, a dozen new reviews of our recent issues, from such diverse publications as Year’s Best Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, The Fix: The Review of Short Fiction, and others. Come see why Black Gate is being called “one of the most exciting things to appear in the fantasy genre in quite some time!”