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About

Three-Lobed Burning Eye (3LBE) is an online speculative fiction magazine, bringing you stories of horror, wonder, and the weird. 3LBE launched in 1999, and has published authors Laird Barron, Gemma Files, Kelly Barnhill, Mari Ness, Cody Goodfellow, Nadia Bulkin, and Kealan Patrick Burke. Each issue features six short stories. Beginning with issue 20, we offer audio readings, ebook formats, and online (responsive) format for mobile devices.

Our current publishing schedule is twice yearly, usually Spring and Fall, with a print anthology every other year.

All issues of the magazine are free online. Please consider different ways to support our publication and its authors, by donating and spreading the word. We also offer advertising opportunities.

3LBE is edited by Andrew S. Fuller.

Honors

2016

“The Marking” by Kristi DeMeester, Issue 27 (reprinted in Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol 3, edited by Simon Strantzas and Mike Kelly)

2014

“Where You Come From” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Issue 26 (Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, honorable mention)

“Some Corner of a Dorset Field that is Forever Arabia” by David Stevens, Issue 25 (Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, honorable mention)

“Sheela of the Good Shepherd,” by Lauren Dixon, Issue 25 (Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, honorable mention)

2013

“Big in Japan,” by Lawrence Conquest, Issue 23 (Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, honorable mention)

“Scolyard’s ‘The Constructs Foresee Their Doom’” by Daniel Ausema, Issue 23 (Locus Online, recommended)

“I Will Trade With You” by J. M. McDermott, Issue 23 (Locus Online, recommended)

2012

“The Book in Dutch” by M. Bernardo, Issue 22 (Locus Online, recommended)

“Ladybird” by E. Catherine Tobler, Issue 22 (Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, honorable mention)

“Judith of the Lions,” by R. S. Bohn, Issue 22 (Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, honorable mention)

“The Eel Question,” by Mae Empson, Issue 22 (Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, honorable mention)

2010

“The Biologie of Paradise” by Adam Browne, Issue 19 (Locus Online, recommended)

“A Feather’s Weight” by Jessica Reisman, Issue 19 (Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, honorable mention)

“The End of Her World” by J. M. McDermott, Issue 19 (Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, honorable mention)

Current Issue

Issue 32 cover image

News

New issue coming August 24, 2021.

May 18, 2021 — Volume VII print anthology (issues 25–28) is here. Order now in the store.

April 26, 2021 — We’ve added a list of 3LBE fiction with audio recordings. (A podcast feed is in the works).

Nov. 24, 2020 — The new Issue 32 is live today. Read stories 1 & 2 online, or buy the full ebook.

Oct. 29, 2020 — 3LBE print anthologies are returning! Volume VI (issues 21–24) is now available in the store.

June 9, 2020 — Issue 31 is live today. Read the first two stories online, or buy the full ebook.

June 5, 2020 — Visit our store. Half of our 2020 sales will be donated to Black Lives Matter organizations.

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