After a period of down-time to welcome in a new year, Solarcide, part-time litmag and the author site of myself and my parner in crime, Mr Nathan Pettigrew, has returned. What's more, happening there are about to become more fun than ever.
We have a brand new, retro-funk design, and a new page layout to match recent changes, of which there are many. We're pleased to announce we have some very grand plans for 2013.
Where to start?
Possibly the biggest news, is our new strategy for guest story content. We will now be running a regular, monthly, guest story slot. We hope for this feature to become one of the most exciting online venues for short stories, and to up the ante on our end we will now be paying for guest content that is accepted.
That's right, you can now earn a payday by sending us your work. We will pay $50 (USD) for every story we run. We will only be selecting a single story each month though, so bring your A-game if you're thinking about hitting up this party!
The grizzly details on how to submit can be found in the Submissions Guidelines. We look forward to seeing what comes our way.
And to kick things off over there...
...our guest story for January is already live!
Year Of The Pig comes from a new face to our pages, but a familiar one here at LitReactor. In fitting style, Andrea Taylor actually makes her fiction publication debut to kick off our new monthly feature.
With the quality of this work, it's hard to belive Andrea isn't already a household name. We're certain that this publication will not be her last.
It's a dark one. Check it out here.
We have also set up a page in our guest story section called The Vault, which will be the new home for some of the guest story content we ran over the past eighteen months. Look out for an update about this real soon.
That's not all for the big announcements in this update. Following hot on the heels of last year's Nova Parade anthology, we are delighted to announce our newest feature release project.
Are you ready to get dirty with us? Because over the coming weeks, we are accepting submissions for Flash Me! The Sinthology, featuring one of our closest friends and allies, Mr Chester Pane, (The Flash Assassin™) as co-editor. Many of you know Chester well, of course, and you know that Flash Me! has a proud history of written perversions thanks to that man, Well, we are very happy to be continuing its evolution with this bona-fide, flash extravaganza. It's going to be a whole lot of filthy, decadent fun.
This project will also be our first foray into print format publishing, another milestone in our quest to wage war on the sun.
There is more information on this project here, and the specifics on submissions can be found here.
We hope for many of you to be joining us is shaming ourselves with this project.
Finally, some more news. Solarcide will, for the next batch of episodes, be the official sponsor of the Books and Booze podcast. The crew over there do great work, putting out informative, and sometimes hilarious, interviews with exciting special guests. They're good friends of ours over there and it's great to be working alongside them.
And that's about all.
For now. Keep your eyes peeled for more posts later this month, including the filling of The Vault and the info on a tasty book give-away.
Rock on, fuckers. All the best,
Martin Garrity & Nathan Pettigrew
Looks great you guys! Keep it up!
Looks great, Martin. I loved The Year of the Pig, looks like it found a great home. Looking forward to reading and possibly submitting over there in 2013.
I've expressed my excitement on facebook already, but SQUEEEEEEEE! as the young kids say. :)
Site looks great, your announcement about paying $50 a piece is super exciting, and I am so pleased Year of the Pig is the first story of the year! And congrats, Drea. :D
Thanks, Martin and Nathan and Otis and Jess! Solarcide is going to be one for everyone to watch this year with that monthly feature story...feature.
I could have puked in my shoe when it went live last night. I highly recommend the feeling.
I am SO submitting to the flash anthology. cool stuff.
now where are my stories? I need links, man. Links.
Cheers guys. It means a lot.
@ Sound - I look forward to it.
Howie - the vault will be being filled up soon as we can, we're currently deciding on some stuffs. Week or two, at the latest.
I'll keep you posted ;-)
As a result of this update, it's been an record breaking day for Solarcide's page stats. We've already blown our earlier record for daily page views (The Nova Parade release) out of the water, and there's still plenty of time for more traffic.
We're very grateful for all your guys' support. We appreciate the links and the relinks a great deal.
One more small ask, we'd like to piggyback on this extra traffic and slip in some audience building for the Solarcide page here on Facebook. It's a great way to keep up with our developments, and it helps us to promote the work of the authors we publish.
So, if you haven't already, you could make us happy by hitting the 'Like' button on the Solarcide page. If you want special favours, you could relink this for us and encourage your friends to like us to.
Rock on, people. You are awesome.
Congrats, all! The site looks great, and Year of the Pig was one of my favorites so far of WAR. Yaaay!
Always knew you guys would progress and grow. Looking forward to submitting in the future and maybe even getting rejected! Then I'll know you've finally joined the pros, ha ha.
Solarcide is growing up so fast. It seems like just yesterday they were publishing stories about horsefucking.
Moved my flash comment to it's rightful thread. Now, I will also say I'd love to submit something here as soon as I have something ready. Got a lot a great talent I'd have to beat out for a spot, but that's what it's all about.
I'm so submitting to this.
You guys rock.
Looking forward to seeing more and more. I'll defnitely be trying to snag that $50 at some point, too. Because I'm poor, but also because one story published by Solarcide should never be enough for anybody.
I may have some stuff for that flash antho too. Even though I get slightly embarrassed and giggle girlishly every time I see that cover image.
The first instalment of the stories in our vault is now live!
This is work that we featured over our first eighteen months of operations, work we are happy to be putting back on the air. Over the next few weeks there will be more content going live.
Included in this instalment.
Lawn Girl by Ben Tanzer
Tiger, Tiger by Bryan Howie
Poetry by Laramore Black
The Tooth Fairy by Dakota Taylor
Loose Strings by Michael Frounfelter
Welcome to new and nostaligic eyes alike!
Rock on, folks
You can "Like" the Solarcide Facebook page by January 31st to be in with a chance of winning a SIGNED copy of TV Snorted My Brain by bizarro fiction veteran, Bradley Sands.
You'd be crazy to miss this one.
Rock on, guys and gals.
Also, some promo on the behalf of the editors and two new stories live in the vault today.
You should check that out too!
Three more stories up in the vault today - from Terasa Skultety (Kathryn Soverane), Bryan Howie, and Lisa McCormack (Covewriter)
Apples, hammers, and shotguns. What's not to love?
Thank you! I guess I need to check in here more often!
Solarcide is rockin !
I have this new one up at Solarcide: http://solarcide.com/stories/the-dominator-by-bradley-sands/
It's a men's adventure story.
^ it's also very funny.