Cover a Day Challenge - Day 5

 

A Book Cover a Day, Every Day. 

Welcome to Day 5

 

FAQ

Why are you doing this?

I failed last summer, I'd like to succeed at least once.

What do I get out of it?

You can look at it with your eyeballs. You can purchase the book covers created. 

Are these covers available for sale?

Yes, yes they are. If it's not in my store, email me about it because I haven't had time to upload it. If it's sold, it will be marked as such.

How can I support you?

I'm glad you asked. If you'd like to get first dibs on the covers produced while I'm doing this, you can purchase a gift card from my online shop. The covers will be up for sale a day after they're posted, so you have first crack at it by emailing me and telling me you want it. 

You can also support me on Patreon. You get a non-exclusive cover each month, but most importantly, you're doing the best deed: putting money in my pockets.

Sharing this on social media is also super useful and something that cool kids do. You should too!

Okay so now what?

Follow me on FacebookInstagram, and/or Twitter.

Cover a Day Challenge - Day 4

 

A Book Cover a Day, Every Day. 

Welcome to Day 4

 

 

FAQ

Why are you doing this?

I failed last summer, I'd like to succeed at least once.

What do I get out of it?

You can look at it with your eyeballs. You can purchase the book covers created. 

Are these covers available for sale?

Yes, yes they are. If it's not in my store, email me about it because I haven't had time to upload it. If it's sold, it will be marked as such.

How can I support you?

I'm glad you asked. If you'd like to get first dibs on the covers produced while I'm doing this, you can purchase a gift card from my online shop. The covers will be up for sale a day after they're posted, so you have first crack at it by emailing me and telling me you want it. 

You can also support me on Patreon. You get a non-exclusive cover each month, but most importantly, you're doing the best deed: putting money in my pockets.

Sharing this on social media is also super useful and something that cool kids do. You should too!

Okay so now what?

Follow me on FacebookInstagram, and/or Twitter.

Elsewhere: The Long Walk is Stephen King's Best Novel

Over at LitReactor, I made my case for The Long Walk. Probably not my favorite King novel, but objectively the best. Come argue with me.

 

Stephen King has 54 novels under his belt. I'm here to tell you which one is the hands down, no doubt, absolute best.
The Long Walk is a novel King released under his pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1979. It was the first novel he wrote (Carrie was the first one to be published), which is impressive, considering how good it is. He was still in college at the time. I'm not suggesting that King was never able to match his first effort; he wrote other masterpieces after this one. It's just that this one inches over the finish line first. 
Before I get into my thesis, let me introduce the book to anybody who might not have read it (that's warning number one).

Two for one Spooktacular Book Cover Deal

Thought I'd write something up and offer some details on the promo I'm currently running all through October.

Because Squarespace doesn't really support this kind of promo, all you got to do is email me through the Contact page or straight to northerain@gmail.com and tell me which 2 covers you'd like. 

You can also purchase one cover (the more expensive one!) and email me and tell me what your 2nd pick is.

October 2016 Spooktacular Movie Marathon

It's that time of the year again! Haven't made a list like this since 2013, but since I got time this October, I plan to watch a horror flick every night.

This year it's mostly classics that I've missed. Either I haven't watched them, or it's been so long I don't even remember them. How many of these have you watched? Which ones have you always wondered about?

I've always wanted to watch Soavi's other movie (besides Cemetery Man, a solid favorite), The Church. Not sure why I never got around to it.

House I'm sure I've watched, back in the VHS days, but I barely remember it.

The Changeling I'm ashamed to say I've never watched despite all the good things I've been told about it. Same goes for Cronos.

Halloween 3 I've never seen and I honestly don't know why. It sounds fun as heck.

The rest are various bits and pieces I want to check out and some rewatches, like Tenebre and Shivers.

What are you up to this October?

Short Story Markets

List of short story I have my eye on. All are paying, not all of them are pro. 

 

Magazines, no deadline

http://giganotosaurus.org/submission-guidelines/ 100$

https://sycamorereview.com/submissions/ $50

http://www.milkfist.com/submission_guidelines $10

https://lovecraftzine.com/submissions/ $50

http://www.sockdolager.net/submission-guidelines/ 2 CENT + REPRINTS

https://gallerycurious.com/submissions/ 1.5 CENTS STEAMPUNK RETROFUTURE

http://www.slicemagazine.org/submit-your-work/#.VKWPiIqsVHi $250

https://redsunmagazine.wordpress.com/guidelines/ $100

http://syntaxandsalt.com/submit/ Magical Realism $10

https://grendel-song.com/submit/ 3 CENTS Folklore

http://www.blackgirlmagicmag.com/submit/ $50

http://www.brackenmagazine.com/ 2 CENTS

http://www.whethermagazine.com/write-for-us/ $50

http://www.farstridermag.com/submit.html

https://vastarien-journal.com/submission-guidelines/ 1 CENT

http://www.norwegianamerican.com/contribute/ $50

https://authorbobfreeman.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/occult-detective-quarterly/ 1 CENT

https://persistentvisionsmag.com/guidelines 7 CENTS

http://www.wolvesmagazine.com/#!submissions/c24vq $5-30

 

Anthologies, Themed Issues 

http://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-the-binge-watching-cure/ $250-500 Dec 31st

http://www.worldweaverpress.com/submit-anthologies.html Krampus Aug 31st $10

http://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-the-worlds-of-science-fiction-fantasy-and-horror-vol-ii/ $100 Oct 15th

https://orfordparishbooks.com/2016/06/21/call-for-submissions-for-new-england-folk-horror-anthology/ New England $75 2017

http://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-dark-toronto/ 3 CENTS Jan 31st

http://www.farolightpublishing.com/submissions/ 3 CENTS Sep 15th

http://frithbooks.com/restless/ $250 Aug 31st

http://poletopolepublishing.com/submissions/ 2 CENTS Aug 30th

http://www.tacituspublishing.com/call_for_submissions.html 1 CENT Oct 31st

http://martianmigrainepress.com/submission-call-for-the-2017-mmp-anthology/ 3 CENTS Jan 31

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1962286285/humans-wanted-a-sf-anthology/posts/1645766 $250 Dec 31

http://www.amurderofstorytellers.com/submissions/ $15 Oct 31st

\https://manchesterspeculativefiction.org/2016/08/09/revolutions-2/ Dec 31st $15

 

Thursday Short Films

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect his precious daughter.

In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate network of artificial intelligence devices designed to bring efficacy to man's life. 

The first of a series of fables. (www.kinfables.com) Watch the second film, Salvage here: https://vimeo.com/119777338 And the third film, Requiem: https://vimeo.com/120523947 


A man awakes in an empty building with no memory of how he got there. Things quickly become bizarre and the nature of his predicament becomes horrifyingly clear.