If there are any comic fans out there, Chris Reed (horror writer and former editor of Theatre of Decay) has just released issue #1 of his new comic, Used Addictions. The comic follows a cigarette butt, an empty wine bottle, and a used condom on there adventures throughout Detroit, and it's pretty darn funny. If you're one of the first 10 people to email Chris and agree to give him a quote about the comic for his website, he'll send you a free copy of the first issue. If you don't want to give him a quote or if you're not one of the first 10, you can still buy a copy for only $3 at the Used Addictions website. If you want more information, I posted a review of the comic here. (And if you're tired of me starting my sentences with "If," then you're probably not alone.)
Here are some speculative markets that are currently open to submissions:
- Brain Harvest: Pays 5 cents per word for short speculative fiction (under 750 words). Reprints OK but are paid at a lower rate. No simultaneous submissions.
- Lone Star Stories: Open to reprints and simultaneous submissions of fiction and poetry. Pays $20 per story and $10 per poem.
- Talebones: Looking for unpublished dark fantasy (with a supernatural element) as well as science fiction stories, up to 6000 words. Pays 1-2 cents per word for fiction and $10 for poetry. No simultaneous submissions.
- Zahir: Wants "well crafted speculative fiction." Accepts reprints and simultaneous submissions, and pays $10 plus 2 contributor's copies for stories up to 6000 words.