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Sep 9 08 6:37 AM
Sep 9 08 11:13 AM
"Happy people have no stories" --Therapy?
Shock Totem: Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted
Sep 14 08 8:33 PM
Alot of those listed are great...
If I may toot my own horn...(and kenwood's)
We are in the works on launching a webzine next year called SHOCK TOTEM (yes, I am aware we stole thename from Metzger, but he was cool with it, honest.)
We are to be a paying zine, not alot but not too shabbily. We hope to get to professional rate soon after the debut issue.
All that jazz in listed within our guidlelines
I hope this isn't a terrible breach of ettiqutte, but it seemed in line with the topic at hand.
Sep 15 08 10:44 AM
Sep 15 08 11:23 AM
We will eventually be looking into publishing novellas and such, but not right away. Novelettes and shorter novellas would get consideration for normal
updates, but longer pieces most likely wouldn't work online. Serials are a possibility, too.
But I really don't know of many good horror/dark fantasy publications out there, and I've scoured the net this year. Sure, there are a lot of them,
but the majority are just terrible. And then there are the sites that haven't been updated in ages. If you happen upon the Blood, Blade & Thruster
site (once showing a lot of potential) your PC will either be infected with a virus or your anti-virus software will catch it and give a warning. In this
thread alone, probably half--maybe more--of the links are dead. Seems that small press is just a great idea for some. Execution is the thing so many people
never think about.
Either way, I wish there were more quality horror publications out there. I also wish those that are great publications didn't have so many restrictions.
I can understand not wanting stories that involve sexual abuse of children, overt racism, and so on. But no stories about serial killers or zombies or
vampires? And the list goes on. Why? I know the reasoning is that it's been done to death, but the reality is that potential readers have not read every
story out there. Like music, a great unoriginal song is still a great song. That's what matters. It's extremely hard to come across something
entirely original, no matter the medium. What happened to just wanting great stories, whether is about vampires or werewolves or zombies, or whatever?
I think I'm blabbing incoherently. Rant over. Haha.
Sep 15 08 1:57 PM
Oct 4 08 10:03 PM
I made a post over at the NEHW forum and figured some of it is juicy enough to warrant a partial posting here.
When we knocked around the idea of creating a dark fantasy/horror publication, we initially intended on strictly being an e-zine with an annual print
anthology that included the year's best plus a few exclusive pieces. That will no longer happen. At least in that capacity. The good new is we're now
going to be putting out a quarterly digest, similar to Black Gate and the old Apex Digest. A paperback, basically. In addition, we will have bi-weekly updates
(fiction or non-fiction) on our website. Neither will overlap; stories on the site and in the digest will be exclusive.
We're launching July 1, 2009. We have a lot more planned and we will periodically announce things as we move closer to launch. Everything is in the baby
stages right now, but we intend to grow quickly.
On a more personal note (even though I copied and pasted this, which makes it rather impersonal), we'd like to thank everyone here that has submitted to
us. We've rejected a few of you, but know that we're looking for great stories at the moment, stories that either blow us away or touch upon something
unique enough that, though they didn't wow us, they do stand out from the rest of the good stories. And we've had to reject a lot of good stories,
unfortunately. Being so far from our launch date, we have to do this. We have no choice, else we'd have too many stories by the time July rolled
Again, thanks. We really appreciate the support and encouragement we've been getting!
Visit us: http://www.shocktotem.com
Chat with us: http://www.shocktotem.com/forum.htm
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William Sheffield wrote:
Alright, where are the new markets? Who's still looking for subs?
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