Friday, 20 July 2018

Hedgehog Press

From the website:

Launched in October 2017, we are pleased to publish an exciting new magazine, ‘A Restricted View From Under The Hedge,’ a quarterly slice of all that is good in contemporary poetry.

The first issue was released in March 2018.

Contests

Submissions

Apparition Lit

Apparition Lit is open for poetry and short story submissions four times a year. 

February 15-28
May 15-31
August 15-31
November 15-30

Apparition Lit also holds monthly flash fiction contests. These stories will follow selected themes and be published online.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Michael Swanwick

A short story can be held in the mind all in one piece. It's less like a building than a fiendish device. Every bit of it must be cunningly made and crafted to fit together perfectly and without waste so it can perform its task with absolute precision. That purpose might be to move the reader to tears or wonder, to awaken the conscience, to console, to gladden, or to enlighten. But each short story has one chief purpose, and every sentence, phrase, and word is crafted to achieve that end. The ideal short story is like a knife - strongly made, well balanced, and with an absolute minimum of moving parts.

Anatole Broyard

Sex almost always disappoints me in novels. Everything can be said or done now, and that's what I often find: everything, a feeling of generality or dispersal. But in my experience, true sex is so particular, so peculiar to the person who yearns for it. Only he or she, and no one else, would desire so very much that very person under those circumstances. In fiction, I miss that sense of terrific specificity.

Kingsley Amis

If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Dark Tales

From the website:

DARK TALES HAS BEEN PUBLISHING THE BEST NEW HORROR AND SPECULATIVE FICTION, SELECTED FROM OUR MONTHLY COMPETITION, SINCE 2003...SEND US YOUR STORIES -

OUR CURRENT DEADLINE IS 31ST JULY.

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