Friday, February 19, 2010

Get Plugged In #6

Oh, I have links, but first comes a lecture. You see, you kids have so easy today. You have A Twist of Noir, Beat To A Pulp, Crime Factory, Pulp Metal, Thrillers Killers 'n' Chillers, Yellow Mama, (hopefully still) Astonishing Adventures, and many more places to submit your work to. In this sense, we are now living a golden age of crime fiction, where there are several venues for you to perfect your art and for you to have an audience.

Go all the way back to January 2007 and most of the magazines and sites mentioned above didn't exist. And the ones that did exist were expired, or on the verge of expiring. In stepped a man with a vision, Aldo Calcagno. He started Powder Burn Flash and the rest is history. So many of the writers in my links section and the aforementioned zines, have Aldo to thank for where we all are today.

Paul D. Brazil interviewed Aldo, and you really should read it. Not just because I say so, but also becuase it is an insight into the ever-changing world of crime fiction, and its existence on the Internet.

Katherine Tomlinson has updated her links and all of her works that can be accessed through the Internet, are at the top right of her page.

Last but certainly not least, while on holiday in Britain, Quin has met up with my favorite fiction couple, Margaret and Neville. Their latest tale has started off with a cliffhanger, and the next two weeks should get real interesting.


David Barber said...

Good post Cormac. Now I have a couple of days off and we are "visitor free" I shall be checking out those links.

Regards bud, David.

Keith Rawson said...

And Spinetingler has now rebooted as a regular, ongoing zine. Pretty excited about it!

sunshine said...

You know, I've never really been into crime fiction. However, I am in serious need of a change. I clicked on the first link and read part of one story (kids are screaming in the background and I'm finding it hard to concentrate as usual).
For sure I'm going to go back over the weekend and check out those links.
I've been reading far too much trashy romance and need something that might actually make me think for a change. :P

Have a lovely weekend. :P

Cormac Brown said...


Enjoy them. You must be a very gracious host, as you have an ever rotating guest list. Well, like I said before, we'll be coming by around May and the first pint is on me, and the next five-hundred are on you. I will pay for the king rib and deep-fried Mars bars, after the pub crawl.


Excellent, I'll have to check it out!


Not all crime fiction is "Silence Of The Lambs," and just like any genre, there is variety. "Trashy Romance" can be good, though everything in moderation.

You have a lovely weekend, too.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Thanks for the mention mate!

Cormac Brown said...

Paulie Decibels,

You're welcome!