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StoryHack Issue 1 Updates for 8/9

posted 2017-08-09 in news

Here are some updates so that you know I’ve not just been sitting on my thumbs.

  • I’ve done my edits on all but 2 of the stories.
  • Artists have been found and started on the interior art.

Still to do.… ... [post continued here]

Thoughts on Hiring a Cover Artist.

posted 2017-08-02 in articles

First, a couple of examples for those who are interested in behind the scenes stuff. At the end, I’ll collect a list of things I’ve learned. And I’ve talked about a couple of other cover projects before.

Project 1

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Issue #1 Lineup

posted 2017-07-28 in news

Things are moving right along with Issue #1. I just got a new wip from the cover artist and I couldn’t be more excited. Little by little I’m working through edits of the stories. I’m horrible at finding typos, though, … ... [post continued here]

 

Issue 1 updates, 7/21

posted 2017-07-21 in news

Quick updates:
  • I believe I have now responded to all submissions for this issue of StoryHack. Contact me if you’re still waiting.
  • I’ll post the lineup sometime next week after contracts are all signed and whatnot.
  • Still waiting on the
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Another Pulp Story Formula

posted 2017-07-17 in articles

Author Note: Nelson S. Bond wrote and had dozens of pulp stories published by a wide variety of magazines, including Blue Book, Fantastic Adventures, Weird Tales, Esquire and Amazing Stories. He also wrote for radio and television.

Copyright Note: This ... [post continued here]

Podcast: Interview with Jon Mollison

posted 2017-07-14 in interviews, podcast

Today on the podcast I interview author Jon Mollison. He currently has three books out (see links below.) His story “Desert Hunt” appeared in StoryHack … ... [post continued here]

Issue 1 Submissions are Closed

posted 2017-07-03 in news

Submissions are now closed for StoryHack Issue 1. Thanks to everyone who has submitted. I wish I could select more stories. I don’t feel like a gatekeeper standing watch at the entrance to the Great Hall of Quality Fiction.  I … ... [post continued here]

Author Business (Cards)

posted 2017-06-28 in articles

While I was busy pretending to be a real author at Fyrecon, I did sit in on a couple of very good classes.

One of these was on networking and was given by Jason King from Immortal Works. It wasn’t … ... [post continued here]

Podcast: Interview with comic & new pulp legend Ron Fortier

posted 2017-06-27 in interviews, podcast

Special treat today on the podcast. I had a chance to interview Ron Fortier. He’s probably the greatest living expert on the Green Hornet. I guess … ... [post continued here]

StoryHack Issue 1 Updates for 6/26

posted 2017-06-26 in news

On Friday last week Kickstarter finished doing the things it had to do and it sent me the pledged money for Issue 1. That means I can start paying authors and artists. In fact, I’ve accepted and sent out contracts … ... [post continued here]

Podcast: Interview with Martin McConnell

posted 2017-06-20 in interviews, podcast

Through a suggestion via a friend on twitter, I met (in a virtual sense) Martin McConnell. He’s a fascinating guy, and took the time to chat … ... [post continued here]

 

Just how introverted am I?

posted in thoughts

My 2oth high school reunion was this past Saturday. No, I didn’t go. I didn’t have that many friends in high school, and of the people I actually want to catch up with, I know how to reach most of … ... [post continued here]

Submissions for StoryHack Issue 1 are open!

posted 2017-06-11 in news

Thanks to a bundle of support during a successful kickstarter campaign, it’s time to get moving on Issue #1. So I’m firing the metaphorical starting gun now and opening up submissions. They’ll be open until 12:01 AM on July 3rd, … ... [post continued here]

Podcast: Interview with Daniel Swenson

posted 2017-06-06 in interviews, podcast

A couple of weeks ago, Daniel made the journey all the way out to beautiful StoryHack Studios for an in person chat. Not that Skype is bad or anything, but it is always much more fun to do these in person. Daniel's the founder of the Hugo-finalist podcast Dungeon Crawlers Radio. Today, his debut novel is officially released, so...

Campaign ending soon.

posted 2017-06-05 in news

We’re down to the last little bit for the StoryHack campaign on Kickstarter. We’ve hit and gone a little over the goal! Issue #1 is getting made. Thank you to everybody who has helped this happen. The pledges, the retweets, … ... [post continued here]

 

Jon Del Arroz interviewed me!

posted 2017-05-25 in news

I just did an interview over at Jon Del Arroz’s blog. Go check it out.

Storyhack: A New Short Fiction Magazine Inspired By The #PulpRevolution... [post continued here]

My Fyrecon Schedule

posted 2017-05-24 in news

I’ll be teaching a couple of classes and moderating a panel at Fyrecon on June 9-11. I may also be doing an author spotlight (signing thing) at some point.

Friday, June 10

  • 10:30 AM – Podcasting 101. All the basics
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My Favorite Pulps: Lester Del Rey

posted 2017-05-22 in articles

I love the pulps. Seriously.

Have I talked about Lester Del Rey on here before? Yes, but it’s been a long time. So I have to do it again. He was an author and editor (Del Rey … ... [post continued here]

Podcast: Interview with Carl Hackman

posted 2017-05-17 in interviews, podcast

Another author interview! This time I had a chance to meet Carl Hackman, who before becoming a published author had a number of adventure careers.

Some … ... [post continued here]

 

The Biggest Bummer of Issue 0

posted 2017-05-16 in news

StoryHack Action & Adventure is now over halfway pledged to the goal, and we have about three weeks left in the campaign. I am just so grateful to everybody who has pledged, retweeted and posted about this project. I think … ... [post continued here]

 

StoryHack, Issue 1 is live on Kickstarter!

posted 2017-05-08 in news

All right, everything is finally ready. The campaign for StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue 1 is now live. Check it out and let me know what you think. I’m kind of a one man show in this thing, so I … ... [post continued here]

Here we go!

posted 2017-05-04 in news

I’m uploading Issue 0 to the various online retailers today. It’ll take a day or two for everything to be made live. I’m setting the price of the ebook to free, where I can, for at least the duration of … ... [post continued here]

 

Story Hack, Issue Zero Cover

posted 2017-04-24 in projects

Here’s the cover:

Hopefully, all the names are now right.

Here’s what to expect now: This week I’ll polish up the last few edits, lay it out, and start uploading to the various sites. The short crowdfunding video is filmed … ... [post continued here]

The Last Private Investigator on Earth

posted 2017-04-19 in interviews

For a long time, part of my day job had me driving to Wyoming and back once a week. That added up to quite a few hours with not much to do. Not like truck driver hours, but for me … ... [post continued here]

StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue 0 Lineup

posted 2017-04-14 in news

EDIT 4/17: David Boop has completed the lineup with “Turk and the Lost City.”

I think I have now sent out responses for all submissions to Issue 0. Sending out rejections is really hard for me to do. It hurt … ... [post continued here]