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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Audio Speculative Fiction Resource

SF Scope points out a new web site that informs writers of venues for audio podcasts for speculative fiction, since this is a rapidly growing market. Of course, spec fiction readers may find the resource useful, too. Here is the article. The resource is called the Audio Market List (AML) and is run by SF writer Kevin Anderson (not Kevin J. Anderson).

Bonus: I can't say I love the name, but here is a new twitter 'zine market: Tweet the Meat.

According to their submissions page:

Tweet the Meat is a Twitter-only, horror/weird/speculative market opening in May, 2009. No serials. No unfinished stories. You must scare us in 140 characters or less.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Twitter News: Worms and Twitterzines

On the positive side, Thaumatrope, a popular twitterzine has reopened for submissions:

We’re currently looking for stories for dates between September 14th and December 11th. We are also looking for serials for May through November.

On the negative side, the Twitter message service suffered some embarrassment [1 2] due to Easter weekend worms that sent unintended messages atwitter. Some of the comments on the first link are enlightening. All you had to do to become infected was to visit an infected user profile and you'd start spreading the infection. In theory, the problem has been patched.

For the geek-minded, the problem was poor coding practice that allowed URLs included in profile data to be displayed (non-escaped). Allegedly, the malicious new accounts that were the root of the infection were created by a rival service created by a 17-year-old.)

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nano-Flash: Twitter Fiction

"Tell us a Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror story in under 140 characters. Other than that, we’re just looking for good stories," explains the submissions page for Thaumatrope, presumably the first spec-fic twitterzine. A twitterzine specializes in fiction that will fit in one twitter message: 140 characters, including spaces, about 24 words or so. They pay pro rates, 5-cents per word, so you'll earn $1.20 per accepted submission. Unfortunately, they only accept submissions via Federal Express...no, that was a joke. This should generate some good fun. I suggest they develop an online thesaurus of short words.

Category of this article: not anticipated by Nostradamus

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