Monday, June 28, 2010

Horror Story Digest, RATTLE Poetry Prize

Perry Terrell, editor of Conceit Magazine, is starting up a new genre journal called Horror Story Digest. The deadline for the first issue is September 20th, and writers chosen for inclusion will be paid with a contributor's copy.

If you've got $18 to spare and think you've written one to four damn good poems, you might want to consider entering them for a chance to win $5,000 with the RATTLE Poetry Prize. The subject matter is open, and you can submit up to four poems with one entry fee. In addition to the grand prize, there will be 10 honorable mentions awarded, and each of those poets will receive $100. All entrants will get a year's subscription to RATTLE. The postmark deadline is August 1st.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Dark Fiction Guild, Haiku Comics

The Dark Fiction Guild has parted ways with Ning and moved to its new home on Spruz.com. Former members who want to remain members must register with the new site, and those who wish to become new members can also register. Registration is free, and seems like it will remain that way for a while.

For fans of horror haiku who like a little twisted humor, check out Haiku Comics. The site is run by two brothers who draw gory, violent, and often funny comics and caption them with a 5-7-5 haiku. It's worth checking out.

And finally, to any fathers or soon-to-be fathers: Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Brown Dunwoody Zombie Flash Fiction Contest

Midnight Corey is holding a flash fiction contest specifically for zombie stories, 500 words or less. Horror authors Eric S. Brown and David Dunwoody are the two judges, and the top three winners will receive copies of their books as prizes. The winning stories will also be read on the Midnight Corey podcast. The deadline for submissions is July 4th.

If you're thinking of buying new books any time soon (or know someone who is), get it on this deal quick. Borders is offering a free $10 gift card to anyone who purchases two $25 gift cards online. If you're gonna buy stuff anyway, you might as well get a little bit more for your money. The $10 gift card comes as a separate card, so you can keep it or give it away. The offer expires tomorrow (June 11th).

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Two open markets

The web journal tinywords is open to haiku and micropoetry submissions until June 15th. You can submit right from the web page, and the editor is looking for poems 150 characters or less with a summer theme. (Artwork is being accepted too.)

Neo-Opsis, a Canadian science fiction and fantasy print magazine, is reading fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions through August 31st. They don't want simultaneous submissions or previously published pieces, and payment for accepted works is 2.5¢CA per word (up to $125) plus a contributor's copy or two.

With summer pretty much in full force already, here's a Jim Benz poem from DailyHaiku to bring a little bit of winter back.