Community News: Publishing Opportunities, Podcasts and WAR2!
The LitReactor community has been buzzing with excitement the past few weeks and we thought it would be a good time to share in some of that. Remember, to join in the fun you only need to register for a free account.
First up, we have a couple new entrepreneurs. Courtney Duff has opened up Parable Press and is taking submissions! The site already has some great fiction featured, so be sure to check that out as well. They are "an up-and-coming literary journal dedicated to the cacophony of human emotions. Give us your distraught, your divine, your delicately stable stories of what it is that makes you human."
Community member Sound has started Pantheon Press --- a place for godly good writing. It's a prompt based quarterly mag. Submission guidelines say he’s paying for stories and is now accepting submissions for his first two issues.
Veteran member of the community Laramore Black is also getting into the publication game with SYW! Magazine. They are featuring some fiction, articles, and interviews, so be sure to pop in and see the excitement happening there.
The up and coming literary podcast Books and Booze is still going strong, with a new website and some amazing guests in their archives. Some familiar names are coming up soon, including Jon Gingerich, Suzy Vitello, and Stephen Graham Jones. Keep your eyes peeled for them and a slew of other amazing guests.
Solarcide, the awesome site run by Martin Garrity and Nathan Pettigrew, is undergoing some transformations right now. I heard a rumor that when they go live again, they’ll have a brand new guest story, as well as information on a new paid monthly guest story slot. Make sure and keep your eyes open for that. Follow them on the Book of Faces!!
And the war is still raging. By which I mean, WAR2 – LitReactor’s (Un)Official Battle Tournament. We took a brief hiatus during the holidays so the soldiers could recharge their batteries, but now we’re back and still cranking out stories. So far the competition has produced nearly two hundred new stories from a total of, what started at, sixty-four contestants. And it’s still going! We have miles to go before we crown our new War King or Queen, and lots more stories to read and write. Participation has been outstanding and as one of the organizers, I would like to especially thank everyone for their dedication and all around coolness.
Also, don’t forget to check out the I’m Alive thread and see how everyone is doing. It’s the official monthly meet and greet for lurkers, newcomers, regulars, and just anyone who happens to stop by. There’s some exciting news in there this month so have a quick catch-up with your friends.
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