Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Dark Fiction Guild, two stories, one market

For those who haven't heard yet (or didn't guess from the title of this post) there is now a Dark Fiction Guild. Run by G.A. Buchholz and James Cheetham, it's set up like a social networking site for dark fiction writers. It just started this week, and there's already almost 200 members. Join now... membership is free for 2009.

I've come across two really good stories recently. The first one, you have to buy a copy of the magazine to read. Issue #1 of Necrography includes a short story by Steve Calvert, "The Deadline," which is one of the best short horror stories I've read in a long time. Very well-written and executed.

The other story you can read online, as it is currently up at Sorcerous Signals -- "There's Always a Catch" by Rhonda Parrish. A hilarious short fantasy story, a good way to un-stress in the middle of a long day.

And here's a new short horror market: Tweet the Meat is a Twitter-based horror publisher, looking for unpublished horror 140 characters or less. They only take submissions on the weekends, and pay $1.00 per acceptance.


Charles Gramlich said...

I definitely need to join this group.

Greg Schwartz said...

yes you do! there are quite a few familiar faces in the list of members.

ed markowski said...

didn't win a stuffed frog or a kewpie doll.

brought this back though...







marlette, michigan founders day fair, mother's day 2009.

hope all is well your way,

Greg Schwartz said...

nice one, Ed! better than a stuffed frog.

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Kristen said...

Thanks so much for the "heads-up." I love to write and read dark fiction so the group sounds perfect for me. I just read a book everyone should check out called Forbidden: The Temptation. Not since discovering Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series have I felt so immersed. Check it out and see if you like it!

Greg Schwartz said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Kristen!

Rhonda Parrish said...

Thanks for nice comments on my story and the link to it. You rock :)

Greg Schwartz said...

It was a great story! I really liked it.

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