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Three-Lobed Burning Eye (3LBE) is an online magazine of speculative fiction, published online twice per year, and annual print anthology every other year. 3LBE launched in 1999, and has published authors Laird Barron, Gemma Files, J.M. McDermott, Kelly Barnhill, Mari Ness, Kristi DeMeester, Gwendolyn Kiste, Cody Goodfellow, Shweta Narayan, Nadia Bulkin, Kealan-Patrick Burke, and many more. Each issue features six stories. Beginning with Issue 20, we offer audio readings, PDF formats, and responsive web format for mobile devices.

3LBE is open to advertising for SF/F/H-related organizations and businesses:

  • Publishers (books, magazines, comics, ebooks)
  • Conventions, conferences, events
  • Film, music, video games
  • Editors & editing services
  • Classes & writing programs
  • User groups, communities, forums

Rates and Specifications

  • Ads in right column of website
  • Box 300 x 250: $75
  • Tower 300 x 600: $150
  • Box (sponsor top) 300 x 250: $100
  • Tower (sponsor top) 300 x 600: $200

(Note that our new website framework is responsive, so it automatically resizes graphics on smaller screens)

Placement: All ads will appear on the 3LBE homepage and on all subpages.

Duration: Minimum one month (Discounts available for multiple and long-term orders)

Resolution: 72dpi
File Formats: .jpg, .gif, .png
File Size Limit: <100kb

Due Date: Image file + URL and payment must be received two weeks prior to start date.

Disclaimer: All advertising is subject to the publisher’s approval. The advertiser assumes all liability for their ad content and responsibility for any claims made against 3LBE resulting from their ad.

We will not consider ads promoting adult products or services, religious or political agendas, racism, sexism, scams, or poor taste.

Please contact us for further details.

Current Issue

Issue 35 cover image


Mar. 29, 2022 — NEW! Issue 35 is live today. Read stories 1 & 2 online, or buy the full ebook.

Feb. 10, 2022 - We’ve added a podcast feed for those stories with audio readings. Or if you prefer an RSS feed of all the text stories.

Jan. 10, 2022 — Support 3LBE magazine and our authors through a new series of rewards via Patreon.

Jan. 4, 2022 — Prints of cover artworks are now available from the store.

Dec. 14, 2021 — Issue 34 is live today. Read stories 1 & 2 online, or buy the full ebook.

Nov. 30, 2021 — 3LBE print anthology Volume VIII is out today, featuring 24 stories, 41 new interior illustrations. Order now in the store.

Oct. 30, 2021 — Open call for submissions. We are especially interested in stories from BIPOC writers, LGBTQIA+ writers. Read our submission guidelines.

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3LBE Volume VIII print anthology is out now.
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3LBE Volume VIII cover