The Harrow

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The Harrow
Editor-in-chief Dru Pagliassotti
Categories Fantasy and Horror
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Dru Pagliassotti
Year founded 1998
First issue January 1998
Final issue 2009
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 1528-4271

The Harrow was an online magazine for fantasy and horror fiction, poetry, and reviews, launched in January 1998 by founder and editor-in-chief Dru Pagliassotti.[1][2] The magazine has an all-volunteer editorial staff and reviewer pool and uses a double blind review system that provides authors with individualized feedback on their submissions.[3]

In 2008, The Harrow was published on the first of each month using Open Journal Systems software. From 2009, The Harrow staff are taking a break and the journal is not in production at the moment.

Awards and recognition[edit]

The Harrow has placed within the top 10 in the Preditors and Editors Best Fiction Magazines/E-Zines poll every year since 2003.[4]

Pieces first published in the magazine have received recognition in several other venues. First-place Harrow contest winner "Harming Obsession" by Bev Vincent received an honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror (16th Ed.); "The Pickup", a short story by Jim Schutte was a 2005 nominee for the Gaylactic Spectrum Award.[5] M. Frost's poem, "Removing the Bloodstain", from the November 2006 issue was reprinted in the March 2007 newsletter from the Horror Writers Association.[6]

Well-known authors published in The Harrow include Gemma Files, Peter Crowther and Marlys Pearson. Editor Pagliassotti's fantasy novel, Clockwork Heart, was published by Juno Books in March 2008.[7][8] Other authors published in The Harrow who also have novels or collections out include Brian Ames and Chris Howard.


In 2006, The Harrow produced Fear of the Unknown,[9] published by Echelon Press, with an introduction by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and including stories by Poppy Z Brite, Owl Goingback and Jack Ketchum. In 2007, it followed up with Midnight Lullabies, published by The Harrow Press, with an introduction by Tim Wynne-Jones.[8][10]


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