Archive for March, 2012
On Thursday we surpassed our goal for sales and donations and released the web-based version of Issue #19 to the interwebs so now everyone can read it online for free. Know what the best part is? The donations haven’t stopped.
Thank you. Thank you so much.
It’s fantastic to see that people appreciate what Niteblade has to offer enough to show their support by donating money and telling their friends to stop by.
So very excited to start this new chapter of Niteblade on such a positive note.
Who likes snail mail?
I recently re-discovered a whole whack of Niteblade postcards. I made them up to take with me when I went to the World Horror Convention in 2009, so they have the cover from our March 2009 issue, The Sentry on them, and a download link on the back to pick up a copy of that issue. Because WHC 2009 had so few participants I ended up bringing most of my postcards back home with me.
They aren’t doing any good sitting around here.
Would you like a postcard and the free .pdf download that comes with it? Shoot me your mailing address and I’ll send one out to you. I will be deleting your address immediately after addressing your postcard so you will never receive anything else from me (without your permission and you providing the address to me again).
You can send me your addy via a DM on Twitter (to the @NitebladeZine account), as a comment here (which wouldn’t be my first choice as comments aren’t screened) or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are going to a convention anytime in the near future and are feeling super generous let me know and I’ll send you a whack of postcards and maybe you could put some on the freebie table?
I look forward to mailing some of you 🙂
Right now the oldest fiction submission in our queue is from January 22nd, so if you sent us something before then and haven’t heard back, please feel free to query.
Know what else is exciting? We’re 20% of the way to the sales/donations goal we set for the March issue. That means we’re 20% of the way to releasing the web-based version of the site. Do you want to help? If you’ve got a couple dollars to spare consider picking up a copy of the March issue, or any of our back-issues at the Niteblade Store, or you can make a straight-up donation. If you haven’t got any change kicking around and you really want to read the March issue online for free (and you should) the best way is for you to tell your friends about Niteblade. The more people who come by the more sales we make* and the sooner you’ll be able to read this amazing issue for free.
*It also increases our advertising revenue, but that money gets put into the pool for the June issue.
You know how every issue I say is the best one yet? Well, guess what? This one is the best issue yet! Fer realz. We have epic fantasy featuring two children trying to escape poverty and the horrors that come with it, a wedding with a ghostly groom, a fungus that takes over people’s brains, a story about stolen love, gambling, a group of musicians that may seem familliar… at first, and SO much more.
This was the first issue with Alexanda Seidel as poetry editor and she chose to publish poems by Dan Campbell, Patrice Wilson, Sonya Taaffe, Stephanie Smith and J.S. Watts. It was also the unveiling of a whack of changes BD made to the website. Many of them are behind-the-scenes but I’m sure you’ll agree that the site looks phenomenal.