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The Tandem Region Times is a new website for horror fiction that boasts an interesting twist: all posts are made in the format of a fake online newspaper. The newspaper covers a fictitious region of Canadian towns called the Tandem Region (natch) with “reporters” sharing a series of bizarre events. Think War of the Worlds mixed with Twin Peaks through an Onion-esque filter. Random stories include : “Five Hellish Planetoids Appear and Suddenly Vanish,” the advice column “Dorothy Sez: You Should Kill Yourself,” and classifieds such as: “I Will Sell You Metal for Free If You Let Me Watch You Swallow It.” Delightful!
The editors are looking for established and emerging writers on an ongoing basis to join their editorial team. They also welcome writers who have never written before and will work with you on submissions. Visit the Tandem Region Times – you may be an ideal fit for their twisted vision.
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The newly-relocated Anchor Archive Zine Library is hiring a Communications and Events coordinator for the summer in Halifax. You must be a full-time student returning to school in the next academic year. Deadline to apply is May 10, 2014. See the posting for more info.
Ok, this is awesome – Cartridge is an online lit mag dedicated to sharing fiction, nonfiction, poetry inspired by video games. They are currently hosting a call for video game lit – stories that exist in virtual worlds. “What non-player characters dream of when the heroes aren’t around. What happens after the world is saved. Invent your own games and inhabit them with villains,” the guidelines suggest. Read them in full here.
The new online independent press Ghostwood is looking for “sinister and enchanting, yet creepy” dark fiction novels or interlinked short stories for publication. Contracts begin as e-books but may lead to print runs if the book is successful. For more information, please visit their website.
Grey Borders is looking for submissions for their monthly e-mag. Click the above link for more info.
It’s horror, fantasy, sci-fi and erotica with a twist. This intriguing press specializes in anthologies, reprints and exposing new writers to the world. They are currently holding an open call for submissions for “Taking Flight” – an erotic anthology about all beasts and creatures with wings – and “Candle in the Dark” – a collection of M/M erotica themed on the winter holidays like Solstice Saturnalia, and yeah, Christmas and Hanukkah. Visit their website for guidelines and deadlines.
JMS Books LLC is a small press specializing in LGBT romance ranging from sweet to erotic. They also have a YA imprint called Queerteen Press. They are currently hosting an open call for submissions for both imprints, along with a series of specific subs calls accompanied by deadlines. These include Back to School (Queerteen, deadline May 31) summer love/vacation romance (JMS, deadline May 31) and many other thematic calls. Visit their website for publishing info and guidelines.