Sunday, December 30, 2007

Bulletins & Other News: Dec. 30, 2007

NexGenPulp - Subscriptions!
"Our Subscriptions page is now up and running on our website! Choose from a year's subscription or a single issue purchase, all through the safety and security of paypal (no paypal account needed -- see site)."

Currently accepting submissions
"We are currently accepting submissions of Science Fiction, Detective, or Adventure stories for our first issue due out in February. We're also looking for black and white illustrations or comics. Our webpage is Thanks! ~ Michael Critzer / Editorial and Creative Director NexGen Pulp Magazine"

For full submission guidelines and contact information, visit:

Kevin Lucia - Coach's Midnight Diner Lowers Price
"Hey folks, just a heads up that the genre anthology, Coach's Midnight Diner, has dropped it's price on Amazon. It's a nifty little genre anthology featuring everything from crime noir fiction to "Outer Limits" type stories, even some Lovecraftian tales featuring good old Cthulhu himself. Download and enjoy the Sample Diner (PDF file) to get a taste. Don't forget, the second edition of the Diner is now accepting submissions. Get a cup of joe, sharpen those pencils, and write on into the night!" ~

Short Story Accepted for Publication In Next Gen Pulp
"Hey my fine folks, just wanted to share the news that my latest short story, Darkness Road, was accepted for publication in the February/March issue of NextGen Pulp. Go add these fine folks, and support the pulp fiction market! More details coming when the issue comes out ~ Kevin Lucia"

Scotopia Press
- Dark Distortions Volume 1
Over 580 pages of dark delights. $21.95 + Shipping & Handling (7.5% Tax for Nebraska Buyers) Pre-Order Now! All pre-orders will be signed by the editors as thanks. Ships March 20th, 2008. More details can be found at:

Word Weavers - And the Winner is Eric Enck
"Eric won by a total of ONE vote You can review the results by trying to vote again (the poll is closed so you will be redirected to the results page).
I will post a screen shot of the results page in the blog in the morning. Congrats to Eric and all the nominees! Thank you all for Voting. Perhaps we'll have a better turn out next year. Head on over to the Word Weavers MySpace Page to see this feature and more!"
Word Weavers Anthologies | |

TRIAD Publishing Group - Check out Ghost under Third Base by Fran Orenstein
Go to and read about The Ghost under Third Base

Jen (Greybon) - New Hodgepodge Post: National Treasure: Book of Secrets
"FYI, new Hodgepodge post: National Treasure: Book of Secrets ~Jen (Greybon)" | Hodgepodge | Sonechki Corner's | | On Facebook |

News worth reposting:
Are We Alone? - Star Trek Seth!
See Seth in a new communications role - on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise! Watch the first part of the Internet Star Trek movie
Star Trek: Of Gods and Men starring Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols - and Seth! - at:

Go to and follow the link to see more photos of Seth in costume.

New Episode available: "Science Detectives"

Some detectives don't look for fingerprints or interrogate suspects to unravel mysteries. Instead, they're dressed in white coats, and armed with DNA probes and star maps. These are the science detectives: researchers who have found innovative ways to use science to solve puzzles that no one else can.

Find out how a biologist helped international police pinpoint elephant poaching in Africa. Also, astronomers who can decipher when and where Vincent van Gogh painted his famous nighttime works by examining the position of the stars. And, how some archeologists and paleontologists willingly deal with some very old dung to learn secrets of the distant past.

* Samuel K. Wasser - Professor of conservation biology, University of Washington
* Jacob Berkowitz - Author of "Jurassic Poop"
* Russell L. Doescher - Physicist and astronomer, Texas State University
* James Oberg - Rocket scientist and media consultant

You can listen to the new episode at:

Guy G. -
Guy G ran across this site and thought it might be a great addition to the news blog:
From "SF Novelists is a new group blog by dozens of science fiction novelists, where they're talking about the work of being an sf writer -- the nitty gritty of writing, managing your career, and all the minutae of life in a very strange trade indeed. The contributor list is incredibly impressive, too."

Brandon Layng - Christmas Presents from 13Human Souls: Horror E-zine
"It's that time again, a new edition of 13Human Souls: Horror E-zine. I changed the release date for this month to bring it a little closer to Christmas since this is the Christmas Present Edition. December 23rd. Hop, crawl drag your trailing entrails over to:
and have a good read. Five stories and two poems this one will give you a good excuse for some downtime during the holidays.

  • Matthew Alan Pierce - "Under the Mistletoe"
  • Jane Timm Baxter - "The Gift"
  • Bryon D. Howell - "It Wasn't Mommy"
  • Benjamin Bussey - "Little White Lie"
  • Caroline Callaghan - "Brotherly Love"
  • Oonah V. Joslin - "The Last Gift"
  • April Keck - "Holiday Cheer?"
So stop by and get your presents. Don't forget to sign the guestbook to leave your comments on the stories and poems, the authors love to read them.
Happy Holidays Everyone! Brandon Layng, Editor 13Human Souls: Horror E-zine"

Pens On Fire - Lyrics or Songs wanted for Online Magazine
"We are looking for bands or individuals trying to get their sound out there. Please email Let me know if you have questions.
The web page address is: ~Samantha"

***** - Star Trek: Of Gods And Men Part 1 Online Now
"To watch part one of STAR TREK: OF GODS AND MEN go to: and enter your email address."
Trailer available the profile. Also check out the website.

Jenna Black - Home Vampire Hunters Game--code word posted!
"If you'd like to hunt vampires from the safety and comfort of your own home, stop by my Fun Stuff page and play the Home Vampire Hunters Game.

Each week, I post a report of a "vampire attack." If you have a game card that matches the description of the attacker, you could be eligible to win the weekly prize. The more cards you collect, the better your chances of winning! And don't forget the grand prize, a $100 gift certificate that will be awarded on April 29--the release date for Hungers of the Heart, the fourth book in my Guardians of the Night series!

If you don't have any game cards yet, don't despair! Every Sunday, I post a code word on the Fun Stuff page. Send me an email with that code word, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win one of three electronic game cards. This week's code word is up on the website now, so go take a look!"

Tor Books - Releasing 1/2 from Tor Books
Here's what's releasing 01/02/2008:
New Podcast: Spider Robinson on Variable Star, Pt1
New podcast posted today: "Spider Robinson discusses writing Variable Star, Part 1" | | | Facebook Group |

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