Posts Tagged ‘submissions’

Submissions Closing Soon

Wow. Time is doing that thing where it zooms by again. We’re counting down to our final issue and, more immediately, we’re counting down to when submissions are going to close. We’re still open but not for much longer. Please send us your best work by July 31st.

That’s less than two weeks away!

Pay Rates Increased!

I’ve got some good news. We recently increased our pay rates 🙂


We are now paying $5/poem and $10/story.

Alexa blogged a little bit about this change at The Tiger in the Matchstick Box.

You should definitely check it out. The point, though, when you get down to it is we want to publish your stuff. We can only do that if you send it to us 🙂 More good news? We’re open to fiction year-round now, that and the new submishmash system makes it even easier for you to submit.

A Couple Changes

There are a few important changes happening here at Niteblade. Firstly, I’m sorry to tell you that Nothing to Dread will be the last print anthology from Niteblade for the foreseeable future. The reason, in a word, is money.

The short explanation is that I can’t afford to do the anthology the way I’d like. LuLu is a fantastic POD service and it has a lot of uses and puts out a quality product, but since it is a POD system the final book prices are high. That makes them a tough sell and I haven’t actually got the time or the money required to promote the books the way your work deserves. Nor can I afford to print and distribute them myself.

There is good news though. Niteblade doesn’t make money on any issue, but we lose more on the print versions than the electronic ones. What that means is by eliminating the print anthologies for the time being we have been able to increase payouts to our writers. Starting with the March 2010 issue Niteblade will be paying $5 for short stories and $3 for poems.

Lastly, Niteblade now has a Twitter account. It will primarily be used to track submission stats and make announcements about acceptances and all that good stuff. If you have a Twitter account you can follow us at @NitebladeZine if you don’t you can continue to check this blog for updates of more than 140 characters 🙂

Deadline Draws Near

The deadline for submitting to the new anthology (still untitled, because I’m quite stumped) is coming up. In fact, it’s tomorrow! There are a fair number of submissions in already, but there’s always room for more 🙂

Anthology Guidelines

September 2009 Table of Contents

The table of contents for the September issue has been finalised. What this means is that I am now reading all submissions with an eye to placing them in the March 2010 issue. Wow. Just…wow. The reason for that is the December issue will be a print one (guidelines here).

Winter Anthology

I learn from my mistakes…sometimes, and one thing I learned from doing the last anthology is that it takes longer than I thought LOL So I’m getting started early on the next one.

The next print anthology (as of right now it’s untitled) will be released on December 1st 2009 (submission deadline is October 1st, 2009).

You can read the details here, but take a peek at the cover.

Illustration by Marge Simon

Illustration by Marge Simon

Pretty sweet, eh?