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Black Gate Back Issues

Black Gate Magazine 4-smallBlack 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 purchase back issues, while quantities remain — 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 $4.95 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 $14.95 for four issues. Just order your PDF using the link 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 currently available.


Black Gate is $9.95 US per print issue ($15.95 – $18.95 for our big double-sized issues), $4.95 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 order form.

Kindle Prices

Black Gate 15 $9.95

PDF Back Issues Prices

PDF (1 issue) $4.95
PDF (2 issues) $8.90
PDF (3 issues) $12.85
PDF (4 issues) $14.95
PDF (5 issues) $15.95

Back Issue Prices

A limited number of our early issues are still available.

Issue Price
#1 $15.95
#2 $9.95
#3 $9.95
#4 SOLD OUT
#5 through #9 $9.95 each
#10 SOLD OUT
#11 through #13 $9.95 each
#14 $15.95
#15 $18.95

Shipping and Handling

Shipping and handling is $3.50 for the first issue, plus + $1.00 per additional issue, for all 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

Ordering Back Issues

Contact us at sales@blackgate.com with a list of issues you’re interested in and your address, and we’ll send you a quote. Paypal is our preferred payment method.

Alternatively, you may request a quote at: New Epoch Press 815 Oak Street St. Charles, IL 60174 And thanks for supporting Black Gate!

Questions or problems? Contact us at sales@blackgate.com and we’ll be happy to assist.

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