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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Archive's Writer's News

Future Publishing have announced the launch of a new title, Practical Photoshop which will be open to freelance submissions. The publisher have also revamped their title DVD & Blu Ray Review. Future are a publisher very open to outside submissions - find them HERE

Enchanted is a recently launched new age magazine that are looking for,what they call, Magical contributions. Find them HERE

Susan Watt has joined Quercus where she will set up a new imprint called Heron Books. Susan was previously a publishing director at Harper Collins.

UK digital book sales increased from  £4m to £16m in 2010, a new report from the Publisher's Association has revealed.

This year's Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Novel award shortlist has been revealed with debut novelist William Ryan sitting on the list alongside better known names. The full shortlist for this year's awards is:
From The Dead by Mark Billingham (Sphere)
Blood Harvest by SJ Bolton (Corgi Books)
61 Hours by Lee Child (Bantam Books)
Dark Blood by Stuart MacBride (Harper Fiction)
The Holy Thief by William Ryan (Pan Books)
The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor (Michael Joseph)

First Contact: Digital Science Fiction is a monthly anthology of SF stories by professional writers. It is published on all eBook formats and is gaining a good reputation with readers. The editors are looking for stories between 3,500 and 7,500 words but contributors are advised to read several issues before sending anything in. Payment is five US cents per word.
Full details here

An yet another new market for the sci-fi writer is Schrodinger's Mouse - a new US ezine and print magazine. Details HERE

Vintage Script is a new print magazine aimed at readers with a love off all things retro. The magazine is looking for freelance submissions and can be found HERE

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