Monday, March 1, 2010

Dark Valentine Magazine is here!

Katherine Tomlinson is one of my favorite authors and certainly one of my favorite editors.

Joanne Renaud is one of the artists that I admire the most, and if you are a regular reader of this blog, you already knew that.

Well two of the driving forces of Astonishing Adventures Magazine have gotten together with Editor Joy Sillesen to form Dark Valentine Magazine. Katherine shot me an email with all the details-

The first issue will be in May, deadline is April 1.

We’re soliciting entries for our THROUGH A LENS DARKLY (they’re not paid) and we will pay $10 for stories and $10 for illustrations that run in each of our quarterly issues of DARK VALENTINE. We know that’s not much but it’s coming out of our own pockets.) Web design is by the multi-talented Sarah Vaughn, whose stories and art you may remember from Astonishing Adventures Magazines #7 and #8.

We will be specializing in dark fiction—mystery, horror, romance, slipstream, urban fantasy, fantasy, sci fi, cyberpunk, you name it. Our influences range from E.A. Poe to Tanith Lee. We know you’ve got a story to tell us.

Here’s where you send it:

If you look over the FAQ, you will notice that they are taking both story submissions and illustrations.


suburbanbeatnik said...

Thanks so much for the lovely words, Cormac! I'm looking forward to your contributions to DV. As Kathy says, this is going to be an adventure!

(BTW I provided a link to your blog on my blog here.)

Paul D. Brazill said...

Hey, I've got something I'm working on that might fit. I've got a month to polish it up. So ...

David Barber said...

Thanks for the post Cormac, it looks a great site. I'm going to be working on getting something off to them and it'll be good to see YOU submittng some of your writing. ;-)

sunshine said...

That sounds really amazing. :)


Four Dinners said...

uh? Pay?...I'm on it!

Cormac Brown said...


You're welcome and I hope I can measure up to the magazine's standards. It certainly will be an adventure, and you'll be surprised how the publication and its production, will take over your life (mostly for the better).

Thank you for the link and I linked you back.

Paulie Decibels,

Excellent, and this magazine is certainly within your milieu.


Wonderful, I look forward to you bringing your Premiere League game.


I think that you'll dig it.

Four D,

Welcome, and yes, pay does have a tendency to motivate ; )

Katherine Tomlinson said...

As always--thank you so much for your support. Thanks go to everyone who picked it up. We love you all and want to see you in the pages of Dark Valentine.

Cormac Brown said...

Super Editor Katherine,

You're welcome and I hope it takes off through the roof!