Here are all the links mentioned in this week’s Authortunities Forecast.
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Congratulations to Jennifer Wilson who won a free subscription to Authortunities by correctly guessing Henry David Thoreau. Check out one of my favorite unexpected anarchists here [https://tinyurl.com/mrwm7w7v].
Now is your chance to snatch up The Fervor by Alma Katsu on sale for $1.99 from July 12-19. Publishers need to know that books like this highlight an important part of Asian-American history we can’t forget. If we forget, we may be doomed to repeat it. We communicate this to the publishers with our purchases.
- From Alma Katsu: https://almakatsubooks.com/the-fervor/
- Penguin Random House: https://tinyurl.com/3x7rfjma
- Amazon/Kindle https://amzn.to/3Dbg7DT
- Barnes & Noble https://tinyurl.com/bddzvye2
- Google Play https://tinyurl.com/44fd3c5s
- Apple Books https://tinyurl.com/bdswh64h
Space & Time magazine [spaceandtime.net] has successfully completed our online collection of every issue of the magazine all the way back to Issue #1 back in 1966. With the upcoming AI Discovery issue, that’s 144 issues in all—and we want to give them to you. Starting next week, I’ll be giving away a new issue in the weekly Authortunities calendar with a short review during the show. Also, submissions for the fall issue open up on July 15th for two weeks, and you can find out more on that at spaceandtime.net/submissions.
The Back 2 OmniPark Kickstarter is almost fully funded with (as of this post) 68 backers and 49 hours to go! Edited by Ben Thomas and Alicia Hilton and published by House Blackwood, Back 2 OmniPark is an anthology of horror short stories that explore the mysterious backstory behind OmniPark’s creation.
This anthology features brand-new exclusive stories by some of the biggest names in the horror genre — including Jonathan Maberry, Laird Barron, Hailey Piper, Brian Evenson, Kristi DeMeester, John Palisano, A.C. Wise, Gwendolyn Kiste, Maxwell I. Gold and many more award-winning masters of the macabre—including me. My story is called “Eat the Rich” and it sheds light on how The Realm of the Deep‘s creation. If you have a little extra to spare, please consider supporting the stories behind this “beloved Texas theme park never truly existed…” or did it?
Other news, as of this post the Horror Writer Association‘s first ever Halloween in July fundraiser is $2,570 closer to making their $12k goal to raise money for scholarships that support the continued educational foundations for the horror community. For more info, or to donate: https://www.pledge.to/halloween-in-july
Upcoming events in support of this include:
- Brave New World: Exploring AI hosted by Bram Stoker Award winning author Angela Yuriko Smith with J. Thorn, and Jason Franks- July 14, 6 pm EST
- Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology Anniversary Panel hosted by Bram Stoker Award winning editor, Vince Liaguno – July 19th, 7:30 pm EST
- An Audiovisual Presentation on the Writing and Research of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Bram Stoker Award nominated author Dacre Stoker – July 27th, 6 pm EST
SUBMISSIONS OF NOTE
👁️🗨️🟢 · SHUB-NIGGURATH’S SWEATER (UNDERLAND PRESS) calls for short story submissions of “cozy cosmic horror” from 1-5k words for $0.01/word until August 11. Edited by Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito and Mark Teppo, launching in October 2023. ➡️https://www.underlandpress.com/cozycosmic.php
👁️🗨️🟢 · Uncharted Magazine Short Story Award: The Aftermath calls for short story contest submissions of “SF/F, Thriller/Horror, and Mystery/Crime” from 1,001–5,000 words to compete for $2,000 and publication, while the second- and third-place winners will receive publication and $300 and $200 until August 6. ➡️https://tinyurl.com/25pr59x8
👁️🗨️🟢 JUL 15 · Bright Wall/Dark Room monthly online magazine opens for submissions from 2,500-4,000 words for $50 USD for “interviews, profiles, formal analysis, cultural criticism, personal essays, and humor pieces” on filmmaking, a “Chicago, westerns or nostalgia” theme. ➡️https://brightwalldarkroom.submittable.com/submit
LEARNING SOMETHING NEW
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) recently presented the most recent data from the Indie Author Income Survey’s second round of analysis at Self-Publishing Formula’s live conference in London last month. One of the highlights included “a reverse gender and sexual orientation gap” among indie authors, with “LGBTQIA+ authors earning more than straight authors… and CIS female authors earning more than CIS male authors”.
Mark Dawson and ALLi founder Orna Ross showcased the Big Indie Author Data Drop at The SelfPublishing Live! conference in London. The analysis offers insight on key data from and for indie authors and the self-publishing industry at large including the latest data on different income streams like selling to libraries and selling direct and research into the indie author personality traits.
Valuable info for all self-published authors, you can download and read all three reports at www.allianceindependentauthors.org/facts
ALLi is the only global self-publishing membership organization. ALLi supports ethics and excellence in self-publishing for indie authors all over the world. To join https://allianceindependentauthors.org/?affid=17118
Watch Exorcise Your Writes, my other show on the Horror Writer Association‘s YouTube channel. Last Saturday, July 9th, I announced the selected poets that will make up the HWA Poetry Showcase X, which I am on my second and final year of editing. You can watch that here: https://youtu.be/h0cjJGDDxMs
This coming Saturday, July 16th, I have Alma Katsu on the show to talk about The Fervor, what this book meant to her, and why it matters to us all as an important part of Asian-American history. You can watch that here: https://youtu.be/rH2a_SRGHyE
Finally, you can watch this week’s Authortunities Forecast here.
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