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Call for Fiction: Autumn 2020 published 08/09/2020

Until the end of September, 3:AM Magazine will be open for fiction submissions that are 1,000 to 5,000 words in length, double-spaced, and in .doc format (no PDFs please). For qualitative guidance, consider the younger pieces in our fiction archive. Send your work to mark.desub@gmail.com with a brief note in the body of your email […]

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Denizen of the Dead published 27/08/2020

Denizen of the Dead is a protest against property speculation and a new take on the genre of haunted house horror fiction — in which investors’ ghosts homes really are haunted and those who buy them come to horrible ends. The book itself is a talisman that defends our communities against developers and it also […]

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Tim Smith RIP published 22/07/2020

Cathi Unsworth celebrated the Cardiacs’ frontman’s unsung audicious brilliance for 3:AM in 2011, A Little Man, A House and the Whole World Window.

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3:AM in Lockdown 70: Heidi James published 10/06/2020

Even Nature is Corrupt By Heidi James.   There is no future. Only time’s sinuous doubling between past and present. Under her fingertips the hard chairback, the tabletop, underfoot the chilly linoleum. This place. Now. She stands there, her two feet pressed into the floor, her lips open over her teeth, sucking her breath in […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 69: Miranda Gold published 03/06/2020

Left Pending By Miranda Gold. Yellow ringed, disinterested, but the illusion of eye contact was convincing enough. We were a week into London’s variation on the theme of lockdown by the time I’d realised the blackbirds had gone. Every morning since New Year I’d watched them blandly through glazed eyes till the coffee kicked in, […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 68: Russell Persson published 31/05/2020

The Giant Sloth of North America By Russell Persson. Looking back as upon the stretches of tiles who in surface become our maps the ones skipped our lost or never laid ashlar. Filling in these pauses with the measurements of others — books nearby and raw footage of space and seas and some of it […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 67: Nicholas Royle published 25/05/2020

Lockdown Alphabet By Nicholas Royle. Anosmia My symptoms included anosmia — loss of sense of smell — along with headache, dry cough and temporary mild fever. The man on the other end of the 111 phone line, in the first week of March, wasn’t impressed, being more interested in whether I’d been to northern Italy […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 66: Des Barry published 23/05/2020

Wagtails and Minuets By Des Barry.   At this time of year in Australia, the position of sunrise from our balcony window drifts north-east as winter approaches. Before the sun appears through the sparser branches of the trees above the rooftop horizon, it lights up the sky in pale pinks, in orange and blue. I […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 65: Charles Leitner published 22/05/2020

So Fondly Do They Sing By Charles Leitner.   What do you think of the ship Pequod, the ship of the soul of an American? Many races, many people, many nations, under the Stars and Stripes. Beaten with many stripes. Seeing stars sometimes. – D.H. Lawrence The city is quiet and the nights seem to […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 64: Monique Roffey published 21/05/2020

Lockdown By Monique Roffey. As I write this, the UK is coming up to the end of its fifth week in lockdown. I will be fifty-five tomorrow, 24th April. At high risk, with asthma and a rare autoimmune illness, Churg Strauss Syndrome, I’m glad I made it to this age. However, in these times the […]

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