BSC Publishing Group is the small press publisher of two magazines, The Dark Sire (2019-Present) and Ascension Poetry Magazine (2021-Present), and a line of books under 6 different imprints. In September 2021, BSC opened to book publishing by accepting novel, novella, short story collection, and poetry collection submissions from individual authors, as well as announced the opening of submissions for their first 2 anthologies, OTHERWORLD (Spring 2022), a celebration of BIPOC authors and poets in the theme of “otherness, duality, living between worlds” and SUPERNATURAL MYTHS AND MYSTERIES (Vol. 1 & 2; Fall 2022), a tribute to the world’s cultural traditions and folklore through original fiction, poetry, and art.
THE DARK SIRE (darksiremag.com) is an international literary magazine for unconventional readers. This magazine publishes short fiction, poetry, art, and screenplays in the subgenres of gothic, horror, fantasy, and psychological realism. Release day is the 1st of October, January, April, and July.
TDS was founded by Bre Stephens (brendaleestephens.com) in March 2019, with Issue 1 debuting on Halloween (October 31) of 2019. Since then, the magazine has published authors, poets, and artists from such countries as The United States, The United Kingdom, Canada, Finland, Australia, and Nigeria. It has also uplifted creatives from underrepresented communities, such as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ creatives.
Ascension Poetry Magazine (ascensionpoetrymagazine.com) is a new magazine that specializes in high quality poetry of all lengths and styles. From Haiku to Epic and Horror to Limerick, Ascension is the place for all poets and their readers to enjoy a little verse. Release day is the 15th of November, February, May, and August.
Ascension was founded by the published poets Krista Canterbury Adams (Twitter: @CanterburyAdams) and S. M. Cook (Twitter: SMCookOfficial) in August 2021. The debut issue is forthcoming on November 15, 2021 and will have a featured poet, essays, commentary, 70 pages of poetry from diverse authors worldwide, and samples of not only the work of T.S. Eliot but an excerpt from an epic poem.
Ascension will be available in digital and paperback formats and sold on Amazon.
BSC is seeking authors of singular works, which can be defined as a stand alone or series, in novel, novella, or collection format. Submissions are open for Middle Grade (MG), Young Adult (YA), and Adult (A) fiction and non-fiction manuscripts in such subgenres as horror, fantasy, world culture, new age, spiritual, art, slice of life, and graphic novels (author-illustrator only) – just to name a few.
In addition, BSC will focus on anthologies, collections of short fiction, poetry, and art that bring talented creatives together. The first of these anthologies is OTHERWORLD, a collection of short stories, poetry, and art from BIPOC creatives. Celebrating their voices, OTHERWORLD is themed as “otherness, duality, living between worlds.” OTHERWORLD is scheduled for a Spring 2022 release in digital, paperback, and hardcover.
Two other anthologies are forthcoming: SUPERNATURAL MYTHS AND MYSTERIES, a two-volume set of short stories, poetry, and art that celebrates world culture and its folklore. Volume 1 will be filled with content from authentic voices of the cultures represented, while Volume 2 will be filled respectfully with creatives who were inspired by those world cultures. Both volumes are scheduled for a Fall 2022 release and will available in digital, paperback, and hardcover.