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July 2000 Messages
I, together with a friend, am producing a small
press comic called MORE THAN WE SEEM. This is produced to a high standard and
although black and white, compares well with American Imports. It is a science
fiction tale that will deal with genetics, aliens (who landed 20,000 years ago)
and World War II, as well as a numbr of other things, and all stories contained
within its covers link together in future issues. Is your web site interested in
advertising this kind of publicationb (which is bimonthly, with Issue 1 out and
Issue 2 at the printers).
I'd appreciate your thoughts on this.
Dave West <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Monday, July 31, 2000 at 21:52:52 (BST)
A Sad Announcement.
It is with deep regret that we have to announce that issue 10 of Enigmatic Tales
in September 2000 will be the final issue. Enigmatic Variations, and Enigmatic
Electronic are ceasing immediately.
This is entirely due to the withdrawal of support from Eastern Arts Board who
consider, „the project was not viewed a priority in relation to other demands.š
Whether this is a reflection of their opinion of the independent press scene in
the UK we can only offer conjecture.
As Eastern Arts Board constitutes more than 60% of our revenue we would be
unable to continue our publishing schedule at the current standard. We are
reluctant to reduce the quality, number, or variety of the publications we
Since learning the news we have worked tirelessly to try to find alternative
sources of funding but without success. Subscribers and all scheduled
contributors will be contacted separately and refunds given where applicable,
with the September mailing.
Words cannot accurately describe the sadness we feel as we make this
announcement. It is a shattering experience to see our dreams, aspirations and
sheer bloody hard work condemned in this way. If the talents and the books we
have published over the past two years can be so easily dismissed then we must
truly fear for the future of a UK independent scene.
An editorial in issue 10 will expand upon our appreciation and gratitude to
the myriad writers, artists, fellow editors, readers and enthusiasts who have
made our fabulous journey since March 1998 so enjoyable with their unceasing
loyalty and shared talents.
We hope you will appreciate the pain that accompanies this reluctant
announcement, and continue to offer your support and comradeship.
We will endeavour to try to resurrect an imprint in the future, and Enigmatic
Press will be kept in a state of suspended animation. So keep in contact - our
eyes are closed but we are resting, not dead.
Len & Mick
Mick & Len <email@example.com>
- Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 18:04:25 (BST)
PANDA quarterly POETRY magazine (in-print)
has gone online (in part).
Ahhh, what does that mean? Simply that
a selection of poems from the current
issue will be displayed. You can read from
the summer issue now! The page will be updated
as soon as the next in-print issue (autumn)
Take a look-see, submissions & subscriptions
are required! Send a photo with your submissions!!
If you send it by snail-mail, I'll scan and return,
alternatively you can send as an e-mail file attachment.
A photo of the author will appear along with his/her
poem on the website!! The back (glossy) cover
of the in-print issue will also carry a photo of an author -
along with his/her poem!!
***Get them submissions in, get published in-print &
online!! Show your face as well as your talent!!***
Esmond Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://website.lineone.net/~poet_077/newpage.html>
- Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 04:08:34 (BST)
BEYOND THE ROSE issue 2 out now!!!!!
Swordsman's Holiday by Martin Owton
Out Of The Pit by Alec Worley
Revenge Of The Dead Wizard by Bruce Boston
Children Of The City by Lyn McConchie
Woodland Born by Sarah Beth Watkins
The Singing Stone by Bobbi Sinha-Morey
The Seattie Abbott by Ash Miller
A Happening by Sergi Strel'chenko
ILLUSTRATIONS by Sarah Zama
price £1.50 Ireland/UK, $5 US/Canada, AUS$9,NZ$10 for 1 copy.
BLACK ROSE PUBLICATIONS UPDATE 30/6/2000
BLACK ROSE PUBLICATIONS 10 SAINT MALACHY'S DRIVE, GREENHILLS, DUBLIN 12,
E-mail address email@example.com
A new fiction magazine is been planned, which will feature mainstream/urban
fiction, cutting edge fiction from around the world. Submissions can now be
sent, though the project is still in its early stages of planning, but is
working to a summer 2001 launch.
A name is still been sought, suggestions welcomed.
Response time to submissions is down to 4 weeks.
Current projects include a collection of stories in audio fashion, which go in
to production in the summer. Though I am are looking for unpublished
plays in the horror/supernatural/ghost/mystery/crime/fantasy/science fiction
Submission can be sent e-mail, though please inquire first.
There are 3 competitions coming up;
The Black Rose International Writing Competition 2001, with a open theme. 1st
Prize £200, Runners up 4 x £25. Word count 3,000 - 8,000. Closing date
31/1/2001, results summer 2001. Entry fee £4/$6 for first submission, £2/$3
every extra mss. Work must not have been previously published.
The Black Rose Supernatural Competition, with a theme focusing on the forces of
evil or the devil. 1st Prize £50, Runners up 4 x free 3 issue subscription to
Black Rose. Word Count 3,000 - 10,000. Closing date 31/1/2001, results in issue
7 of Black Rose, summer 2001. Entry fee £3/$5 for first submission, £1/$2 every
extra mss. Work must not have been previously published. Please, no
The Beyond The Rose Elves Competition, with the theme focusing on Elves, in any
setting or time. 1st Prize £50, Runners up 4 x free 3 issue to Beyond The Rose.
Word count 3,000 - 10,000. Closing date 31/1/2001, results out summer 2001.
Entry fee £3/$5 for first submission, £1/$2 every extra mss. Work must not have
been previously published. Please, no comic/comical/humorous fiction.
Black Rose issue 5 is due out end of July 2000, with issue 6 out in January
2001. Beyond the Rose issue 3 is due out the end of August 2000 and I am
presently reading for issues 4 EFFECTIVE UP TILL 31ST SEPTEMBER 2000
BLACK ROSE and BEYOND THE ROSE
Subscription rates to black rose are;
IRELAND/U.K £2.50 for 1 issue,
£7 for 3 issues.
EUROPE £3.50/$6 for 1issue
£10/$18 for 3 issues
U.S.A./CANADA $7 for 1 issue,
$20 for 3 issues.
Subscription rates to BEYOND THE ROSE are;
IRELAND/U.K £1.50 for 1 issue,
£4 for 3 issues.
EUROPE £2.50/$4 for 1issue
£7/$11 for 3 issues
U.S.A./CANADA $5 for 1 issue,
$13for 3 issues.
Payment can be made by cheque/p.o. for both Irish punts and U.K. sterling.
Payment from the U.S.A./CANADA can be made by I.M.O. or dollars cash, by
CHEQUES made payable to David P. Dunning please not Black Rose or Beyond the
DAVID P. DUNNING <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 13:35:59 (BST)
David R. Bunch, legendary New Wave author of
MODERAN and hundreds of short-short
stories that packed a wallop far in excess of their size, died suddenly
of a heart attack on May 29, 2000, at the age of 74. Just before Bunch's death,
Anamnesis Press released a beautiful trade paperback edition of his gonzo,
sprung-rhythm poetry called THE HEARTACHER AND THE WAREHOUSEMAN ($12.95,
0-9631203-7-9). The book is available from www.amazon.com and directly from
Anamnesis Press (http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/anamnesis/).
Keith Allen Daniels <email@example.com> <http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/anamnesis/kadbooks.htm>
- Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 23:41:55 (BST)
If you like to read and share poetry, you are
invited to join us
at A Dove's Nest Poetry Forum. Join us, and meet a great group of poets.
Cynthia Proctor (A Dove) <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://pub11.ezboard.com/fpoetryforuminthenestmainforum>
- Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 03:44:24 (BST)
Now you can read the latest issue of Writers Open
and Global Competitions Newsletter before you subscribe.
Market news, short stories, poems, features, book reviews, interviews
and competitions. Over 4000 people already use our up to date news
to sell more of their work world wide.
(GCN July 2000)
WOW JULY 2000
John Dunne <email@example.com> <http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=102515>
- Sunday, July 09, 2000 at 23:30:29 (BST)