Deep Space Dogfights


We have a cover for Deep Space Dogfights! This is one of the anthologies I'm editing for Rogue Planet Press (an imprint of Horrified Press.) The art is by the awesome Stephen Cooney. Submissions are still open, so tell your friends and get those stories in!

Deep Space Dogfights

Deadline: May 28th, 2015 – or until full

Payment: Exposure and royalties

Flash fiction and short stories (6,000 words max)

Poetry and reprints will also be considered

Skirmishes between starfighters! Strap yourself in the pilot’s seat and prepare to engage the enemy in the deep darkness of space. Bring on the action-packed sci-fi stories of battles between starships, between high-tech interceptors and the pilots who fly them.

Please submit your manuscript as a *.rtf, *.doc or *.docx file.

Please check grammar.

Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Horrified Press holds exclusive publishing rights for six months from the date of publication; after that date has passed, all intellectual property rights revert to the author with the proviso that Horrified Press retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.

This title will be available as an e-book and trade quality paperback.

E. S. Wynn will be presiding over this anthology.

Email your submission as an attachment to: smashedcatmagazine@gmail.com

The email subject line must read “SUBMISSION – Deep Space Dogfights – ‘your story title'".

Successful applicants will be notified before the deadline has expired.


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Sword & Planet!


You can read my story "The Hunters of the Burab Khai" and a ton of other fantastic pieces by great writers in this killer anthology put out by Rogue Planet Press!




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About Zero Dusk



What is Zero Dusk?

Zero Dusk is a simple, text-only space exploration game. It is sandbox/open world in format, is consistently updated and it's also ad free. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: explore the cosmos, interact with what you find and/or just have fun reading the entries.

Who runs Zero Dusk?

My name is E.S. Wynn. I am the author of over 50 books and am also the chief editor of seven online fiction journals. You can find out more about me by navigating the links on the left, or by visiting my publishing company [here].

How often is Zero Dusk updated?

That depends on how busy I am. Zero Dusk is a personal project I'm sharing with the world. I do it for fun. It's always been said that if the book you want to read hasn't been written yet, then you should write it. This is kind of like that for me. New entries always appear at the top of the page, so check the Zero Dusk site periodically and see if the top post has changed.

What inspired Zero Dusk?

Love. Love of space, of exploration and science fiction. There are echoes of all of my favorite authors here, tributes, homages, dreams and a million other things. Carl Sagan, James Cameron, Jean Giraud, Chris Foss, John Berkey, Kingdom of Loathing-- there are too many muses to list.

How can I support Zero Dusk?

The best way is by picking up a book for yourself or for someone else from my publishing company, Thunderune Publishing. Another way is by donating through the link below. I promise I won't spend your hard-earned dollars on booze or hookers, but it will probably go toward paying off the student loan I picked up when I was going to a tech school in a youthful attempt at getting a real job.




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Madeleine Swann



Madeleine Swann is the author of the novella entitled "The Filing Cabinet of Doom". Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing her! Check it out and pick up a copy of her novel today!

E.S.: Hey Madeleine! First of all, tell us a little about yourself.

M.S.: I live in deepest, darkest Essex in England. Parts of it are quite rural and I imagine Americans would make a whole bunch of horror films here. In fact the next county over is home to a family of polygamists which is nice.

I'm drawn to weirder fiction, films and television, stuff that makes my imagination crackle. Aside from my books my film collection is a point of pride.

E.S.: Tell us about your novella, "The Filing Cabinet of Doom".

M.S.: The Filing Cabinet of Doom novella is a surreal comedy set in a black and white, soundless world. A psychic from a travelling carnival informs a village the world will end. Panic ensues and three people make their way to the Head Office at the Council, a far off and dangerous place. The book also contains short stories of mine - some serious, some funny and all a little odd. It's out with Burning Bulb Publishing who, oddly enough, published my first ever story The Gathering.

E.S.: Tell us a little about the work you've done for Strange Saturdays, Polluto Magazine and others you're particularly proud of being associated with.

M.S.: I've done a few flash fiction pieces lately for Weirdyear, Strange Saturdays, the new Strange Edge magazine as well as their website and Bizarro Central. They spurt from my brain in between other projects and I enjoy them. I'm really pleased with my longer stories in anthologies though, such as Lucy's Lips in American Nightmare, a fifties set horror anthology. I watched everything fifties I had including Rebel Without A Cause and a good few infomercials to get the speech right. I love those infomercials, there's something comforting about a time period that never existed. Nobody was ever that perfect.

Author/graphic artist Matthew Revert designed the cover for a story of mine that appeared on his site LegumeMan Books, Sweet Sweets Emporium. His work is great so I was very excited. Lastly A Piece Worth Millions (Polluto magazine issue 10) is testament to the power of dreams - I woke up with it almost fully formed in my head.

E.S.: Where do you think the future of the written word is going?

M.S.: I still love reading paper books although I can definitely see the benefits of kindle, but I think people have always enjoyed stories in a number of ways. For example the Welcome to Night Vale podcast is often beautiful writing which is streamed through computers (or whatever devices you people use). The fact that it's performed aloud is reminiscent not only of the oral tradition of storytelling but also old radio broadcasts which make the listener feel like part of the past and future at the same time. Audiobooks too, if I'm ill there's nothing I enjoy more than listening to ghost stories. I think the future will bring more and unexpected ways to do this. Paper books will always be there, though, because to collectors like me it's a satisfying feeling to own them.

E.S.: What advice do you have for other writers, especially those who are just getting started?

M.S.: I'm not too far into the writing profession myself, I have a long way to go and a lot to learn. However Roald Dahl once said he always imagined the reader losing interest with each word so made sure every sentence was important. That's probably a good thing to aim for.

E.S.: Where can our readers find more of your work?

M.S.: My website is shiny and very organised, if you wish to search out my work it will be there and labelled neatly. How I love those labels...

Madeleine's Website: http://madeleineswann.com/

Madelein's profile on Weekly Artist: [click here]

Amazon link for "The Filing Cabinet of Doom" [click here]

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