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April 2002 Messages
UNHINGED Online #4 out now!
Yes, folks, UNHINGED Online is officially one year old and we've a fine crop of illustrated stories to celebrate in this brand new fourth issue.
Brian Ames ratchets up the tension in 'We'll Leave The Light On', an unsettling story about a trucker who unwisely stops at a seedy motel. What could be more charming than an English country house? Almost anything you might think after reading Ann Rutherford's haunting tale, 'Young Blood'. Shawn James' 'See You In November' tells of a date with death - literally! Ann Gale's 'The Assassin' provides a touch of dark humour, while Peter Tennant rounds off the fiction in grisly fashion with his violent and sureal tale, 'The Calgary Beggar'.
Ever wondered how horror writers get their ideas? Mary Mussleman reflects on her own sources of inspiration in our non-fiction selection, 'The Muse Strikes Again'.
Reviewed publications include Lorenzo Dali's novel HUNGRY GHOSTS, anonymous fiction magazine NEMONYMOUS #1, horror webzine SINESTERIA #1, literary webzine THE RICHMOND REVIEW and TRYSTS - a collection of queer and weird stories.
In addition, the following publications have all been given a star rating based on their appearance, content, value for money and potential appeal: DIRTY BOOTS ð FLESH & BLOOD #9 ð LATEX ANGELS ð OF THE FLESH ð SHADOWS, LEGENDS & SECRETS ð THE LAST THING BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE ð YELLOW BAT REVIEW #1 ð YELLOW BAT REVIEW #2 ð WRITERS BULLETIN #32.
"UNHINGED is a fine looking web site with plenty of fiction to sink your teeth into." - Pat Nielsen, SCAVENGER'S NEWSLETTER
UNHINGED Online #4 is out now! Go visit http://www.unhinged1.co.uk today!
Paul Lockey <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.unhinged1.co.uk>
- Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 11:06:19 (BST)
Even though "Champagne Shivers" is temporarily closed to submissions, I extend an invitation to all of you to read the magazine online and to leave your comments on the ProMart Message board.
Cathy Buburuz, Editor of Champagne Shivers <ChampagneShivers@hotmail.com> <http://promartian.com/champagne/cover.html>
- Monday, April 15, 2002 at 07:44:56 (BST)
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Daniel E. Blackston <http??www.sfreader.com/firebrand.asp>
- Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 18:40:58 (BST)
During the period of the Bram Stoker Award voting (April) my collection White Space is available as a FREE downloadable ebook from Fictionwise. It will be formally announced on the FW home page tomorrow or Friday.
White Space is a mix of SF, dark fantasy, and horror, and contains 39 previously uncollected poems. It is a finalist for the Stoker in the poetry category. In his Locus review, Tim Pratt called the collection "a trip through strange and glorious country."
The book will still be available on FW after April, but it will cost to download it. The original trade paper edition is still available from Dark Regions, Amazon, Chris Drumm Books, etc.
Bruce Boston <email@example.com> <http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook1830.htm >
- Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 22:14:24 (BST)
I just wanted to let you know that ROADWORKS magazine is in line to receive 10 Honourable Mentions in the next YEARâS BEST FANTASY & HORROR anthology. This is from just two issues!
8 of these are from ROADWORKS # 12, which is still available. Details of that and the current issue are below:
ROADWORKS ö PURE FICTION 2
21 stories plus poetry and illustrations from some of the best writers and illustrators around. 124 pages of imaginative fiction that will leave you breathless, all beautifully packaged in an A5, perfect bound volume.
ANDREW HUMPHREY, ALLEN ASHLEY, JOEL LANE, SIMON LOGAN, MATTHEW FIRTH, SƒAN RUSSELL FRIEND, JAMES WARD, PAUL WILLIAMS, DAVID SIVIER, DAN COXON, DAVID RATCLIFFE, STEVE SNEYD, SIMON DURIC, DESMOND KNIGHT and many more.
ROADWORKS ö PURE FICTION 1
still available and in line to receive at least 8 Honourable Mentions in The Yearâs Best Fantasy & Horror anthology.
Single Issue: £5.00 ($8.00 US, £6.00 (*¥10) Europe, £6.50 RoW)
2 Issue Subscription (1 Year): £9.50 ($15.00 US, £11.50 (*¥19) Europe, £12.50 RoW)
*Please note that payment in Euros can only be made in cash because of the ludicrous bank charges imposed to negotiate Euro cheques.
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OR BUY USING YOUR CREDIT CARD AT: http://sstpublications.co.uk
ãIts main strength is its fiction, and it doesnât sell the reader short. This is a non-pretentious full-on story mag for lovers of dark fantasy and slipstream.ä
Mike Thomas ö The FIX
DISCOVER THE TALENT ö TRAVEL THE ROAD·
TREVOR DENYER <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.roadworksweb.free-online.co.uk>
- Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 21:44:30 (BST)