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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works June 18, 2012 - 11:19am

I haven't been active on LitReactor in ages. Here's why:

www.insomnia-press.com

With the help of a few close friends I've put together an online lit journal specifically for dark fiction. Horror, noir, mysteries, thrillers, bizarro. Whatever. We went live almost two weeks ago, and since then the response has been pretty great. In two weeks I've recieved almost 50 submissions (although only a handful have made the cut so far) and because of this have discovered some really brilliant writers. We're also looking for art too! Haven't gotten much of that yet.

I'm hoping to have issue #1 out by late August. The publication will be primarily digital, and will be available not only on your computer, but your kindles, nooks, iPads or any other fancy e-readers you kids are using nowadays.

We also have some exciting stuff planned, one of which is an interview with horror writer and editor of the upcoming Deep Cuts horror anthology, Angel McCoy (The kickstarter for said anthology can be found here. Lots of great writers in that mix.)

I wanted to bring all of this to your attention because LitReactor, to me, is a community brimming with fantastic writers. I encourage everyone to submit. If you can't/don't, then perhaps spread the word? The more people know about this project, the greater it becomes.

So, check out the website (above) you can also find us on duotrope and Dark Markets. We're also on facespace and tweeter if you're into that social media stuff.

Hope you guys like what you see in the coming months!

 

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life June 18, 2012 - 1:15pm

I submitted something to you after finding it on Duotrope -- cool! I've always been curious as to what it takes to set up an online magazine type deal like that. You should start a discussion telling us wannabes about the trials an tribulations you've face when setting up Insomnia Press!

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 18, 2012 - 3:02pm

That site is fucking silky smooth.  I need to write something scary, because I want my name on that site.

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works June 18, 2012 - 9:42pm

@Howie: Haha, thanks sir. It's why I love wordpress. Simple to use, and you can make some damn slick looking stuff.

@Jeff: That's really weird haha. Coincidentally, your story is next in line for review. Also I'm hardly qualified for giving out any advice. This is kind of trial by fire for me. It's an interesting experience so far!

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. June 19, 2012 - 4:15am

I submitted a great story titled "Jump." I just hope it fits the critera. Had no idea this was yours when I submitted. Very cool man, very cool.

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works June 19, 2012 - 11:10am

@Dakota: Much obliged, sir.

Is this the story that was originally supposed to be in Psychosis?

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer June 19, 2012 - 11:15am

I love the idea. I look forward to submitting something to you. I hadn't seen the Dark Markets website. Thanks for sharing that, as well.

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Dr. Guillotine from Phoenix, AZ is reading Kurt Vonnegut Slaughter House-Five June 19, 2012 - 3:11pm

I have a dark comedy I'd like to send in.

 

It has to go through the work shop first though.

 

 

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. June 19, 2012 - 6:01pm

Is this the story that was originally supposed to be in Psychosis?

 

Yessir. I sent it to thunderdome but I still haven't heard back from them.

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Wayne Rutherford from Columbus, Ohio is reading NOS4A2 June 19, 2012 - 6:32pm

Checked out the site and it looks very cool. I'll try and work up something that I think you all might like and we'll see what happens.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff June 19, 2012 - 6:42pm

The site looks great. Nice job. Also thanks for pointing out that Dark Markets. Had never heard of that place before.

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works June 20, 2012 - 11:24pm

Thanks for all the kind words, guys. In the next month or two we'll be more than a pretty site (we'll be a pretty magazine, too)

Now send me some stories, please.

 

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works June 23, 2012 - 11:28am

Sorry for the double post folks, just wanted to update everyone to something we're going to be doing. I think some of you will enjoy this:

Insomnia Press proudly presents: TwitLit Tuesdays

It's a weekly contest we'll be doing. Every tuesday, you compose a piece of dark flash fiction on twitter using 125 characters or less, on Wednesday I pick a winner, then said winner gets (kinda) fabulous prizes. Click the link above for full details.

Follow us on Twitter and contribute this Tuesday!