Monday, March 2, 2009

First edition

We hope to have enough stories and poems to fill the zine at the end of April. The  only thing holding us back is you. Take a chance and send us your prose and poems. We promise we won't scratch. 

We hope to have things posted on Youtube as well. 

So drink deep, and toast to the stars. 

And remember, stories are good company. They wait for you, are always happy to see you, do not eat very much and rarely leave messes for you to clean. Rarely. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Opened to submission!

What to send us: Unusual and beautifully- written speculative fiction.  Speculative fiction incorporates: all kinds of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, supernatural, superhero, utopian, dystopian, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, fairy tales, slipstream, bizzro,  and alternate history.  We like a strong sense of setting. We like stories with a touch of heart and humor. Poetry will be considered too. 

Length: from 50 to 5000 words. A little over is fine. 

Payment and Rights: We pay in love and glory only. We ask for First Serial rights and electronic rights. 120 days after publications, most rights revert to the author, but we retain the right to continue selling back issues of the magazine, the right to archive your story, and non-exclusive anthology rights. 

How to submit: Send your manuscript as attachment (.doc or .rft) or in the body of the email in standard manuscript format to Make sure the subject line begins with submission and has the title of your story. Example: "Submission: Cats at Play."

We should respond in about three weeks. 

Once you are expected, we would like a third person bio less than 300 words long. Also, a brief glimpse as to where the story or poem came from. 

Time to send guidelines out

 I am going to send my guidelines to, Ralan's and Dutropes. So with some luck, I should be seeing something to read in a week or so. 

I think I will put out some up coming themes too? I was considering Lovecraft, Magic realism, Fairy tales. Perhaps some settings: New Orleans, Seattle, The Smokey Mountains? Maybe objects: jars, trees, cats, bugs, chocolate, coffee? 

If you have any suggestions, please let me know. 

I have what I need to do a podcast on Youtube.