Coming soon for all writers & poets... our FREE Top 10 Tips for improving your chances with editors & judges when submitting to magazines & competitions
We'll be publishing this guide in 10 stages over the next few weeks however please note we are NOT covering book submissions to publishers and literary agents as that is a black art we cannot even pretend to understand. (I know, what were they thinking when they green-lighted some of these books.)
The guide will be written by Charles Christian who has been a poetry and flash fiction publisher since 2007 and one of the judges of an annual flash fiction competition for five years. In that time he has read thousands for fiction and poetry submissions. Charles is also, for the second year running, one of the judges of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel. In that time he has had to read and evaluate over 200 full-length novels – and some of those novels are BIG suckers!
Yesterday we featured a flash fiction story by Adam Millard about the perils of being a stop-motion animator. Today we have a stop-motion movie by Adam. Called We're Gonna Play a Game, it is a SAW parody featuring a guy who looks a lot like Adam!
The latest Urban Fantasist Weird Tales Show is now available as a podcast. Just click on the player button to listen to it. We go to the pantomime to look at some of the legends and superstitions associated with the theatre, as well as the folklore and history associated with some of our favourite Yuletide stories, including The Babes in the Wood, Dick Whittington, and Scrooge. We also have a story on the Life, Times, and Death of the Witch of Eye.
One the Thirteenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Thirteen Witches Flying Widdershins, Twelve Ghosts of Headless Drummers Drumming, Eleven Wizards Casting Runes, Ten Corpses Swinging from a Hanging Tree, Nine Keys to the Nine Gates of Hell, Eight Virgin Maids for Sacrificing, Seven Deadly Sins, Six Hands of Glory, Five Golden Pentacles, Four Dragon's Eggs, Three Unicorn Horns, Two Copies of the Necronomicon, And a Cockatrice in a Pear Tree...
One the Twelfth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Ghosts of Headless Drummers Drumming, Eleven Wizards Casting Runes, Ten Corpses Swinging from a Hanging Tree, Nine Keys to the Nine Gates of Hell, Eight Virgin Maids for Sacrificing, Seven Deadly Sins, Six Hands of Glory, Five Golden Pentacles, Four Dragon's Eggs, Three Unicorn Horns, Two Copies of the Necronomicon, And a Cockatrice in a Pear Tree...
Weird Tales Radio Show
The latest Weird Tales Radio Show (episode 12) is now available as a podcast. This is our our Grey Lady haunting, Brown Monk lamenting, Skipping and Pancake Bell ringing, Seven Things you didn’t know about St Valentine’s Day, Arthur C Clarke Remembering, Tales of Brave Ulysses Ancient Origins editor interviewing edition.
Follow this link to access all episodes of the Weird Tales Radio Show podcasts. Click player button below to hear latest show.
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After the Revolution - new haiga by Pat Tompkins
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