The Black Lion Journal

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The Black Lion Journal’s mission is to honor and value the life perspective and worldview of individuals by serving to validate, recognize, and share narrative value.

The Black Lion Journal features books, reviews, and essays/commentaries on politics, entertainment, and life. It’s home to The Wire’s Dream Magazine, the creative extension of The Black Lion Journal’s mission.


Submissions to The Black Lion Journal Essays, Reviews, and Commentaries are accepted year-round. Creative submissions are accepted for The Wire’s Dream Magazine; please read specific guidelines for more information.

The Black Lion Journal