New Work December 2016

Just wanted to point out all the new, kinda sorta different stuff I have on my pre-made cover store.

Check it out.

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?

New Short Story Markets for October

October is upon us. You're gonna be busy carving pumpkins and watching spooky flicks, so now's the time to send out some submissions before it's too late.

I only have a hanful available to submit, but I sent out what I had. What about you?

 

 

Here's what's new.

Markets with Deadlines

Young Explorer's Adventure Guide. Middle Grade. 6 cents a word. Deadline:  January 31, 2017

Skelos Journal. Spec fic. 1 cent a word. Deadline: September 30.

Mythic. Spec fic. $40. Deadline: September 30, opens again December 1st.

Gods and Monsters. 6 cents a word. Deadline: December 31st.

World Unknown Review. $15. Deadline: October 31st.

 

...and here's what's old, but still current.

 

Magazines I like, no deadline

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

Sycamore Review $50

Milkfist $10

Lovecraft Zine $50

Sockdolager 2 CENT + REPRINTS

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

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

Red Sun $100

Syntax and Salt Magical Realism $10

Grendel Song 3 CENTS Folklore

Black Girls Are Magic $50

Bracken 2 cents/word

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

Far Strider

Vastarian Journal 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

WOLVES $5-30

 

Markets with Deadlines.

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

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.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

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

 

30 Day Challenge - 30 Days, 30 Covers

 

A late start, but for the entire month of July I'll be doing a book cover a day, every day. Yes, while all of you are enjoying the phantasmagorical beaches of some tropical island, I'll be here working hard with the sun beating down on me.

Or not, because up here it's raining right now and it's cold as hell.

So, ride along with me as I post a new cover each day, along with a few words and maybe a photo of two of my office. 

FAQ

Why are you doing this?

I've been feeling lazy and want to increase my output and be more creative.

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. While this is going on, everything in my store will be discounted by 30%. 

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?

First cover drops July 3rd. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.

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.

Capsule Reviews: Lord of Tears and Monsters 2

Lord of Tears

This is the one with that Owl Man dude that everyone thought was super creepy. While I like the monster design, we only get to see it a few times. The rest of the movie, we're enjoying people talking about shit nobody really cares about, trapped in a film that looks like it was shot on a 20$ camcorder and then transferred to VHS, probably recorded over some old Seinfeld episodes.

It looks like garbage, it's slow as heck. There's nothing here.

I don't know. I just can't.

0 out of 5 Owls

 

Monsters 2: The Dark Continent

Hey, we should take that pretty decent indie flick that came out a few years ago and make a shitty sequel, mixing American Sniper in with Cloverfield. But make it extra shitty.

Bunch of soldiers head out to the middle east where giant monsters are hanging out. But they're still fighting those TERRISTS out there, while the monsters are an after thought. It's as if a rejected Jarhead sequel's script pages got mixed in with a monster movie. This is really bad and all the 'MURICA shit gets old real fast.

I mean, I dunno. Written and directed by the guy who directed the second season of Misfits, which wasn't that bad. Maybe he should leave the writing to someone else.

1 out of 5 Vagina Monsters (DNF)