Hey folks, this is probably a bit cheeky of me but I wanted to let you know that Pantechnicon (www.pantechnicon.net) is finding itself swamped with sf stories and is looking for a few more non-sf submissions - horror or fantasy (if any of you are into the latter).
Also, we're going back to including non-fiction (Hurrah! My favourite! ) and guess who's co-ordinating that bit of it this time? Yes, yours truly. So I'm looking for people who can do interesting articles or interviews, or indeed reviews for the site. Any takers?
I'm afraid there's no payment. We were going to pay fiction writers a flat £5 per story, but have had to suspend that offer for a while. Non-fiction writers always get nowt!
But if you've got anything to sub to us please send it to: email@example.com
If you'd like to pitch an idea to us for non-fiction, it'll be me who's contacting you about it!
No real deadline as such, Craig. If it's fiction you want to sub, just send it in any time. Like I said, we're oversubscribed for sf for the next issue, but if it's horror or fantasy it might make that issue (due Sept 1).
If it's non-fiction, I have a deadline of 15 July for the actual article/interview to get it in this next issue - although I'm looking particularly for things for the following issues (Dec and March). But just send me an outline of what you propose first, before doing the article/interview, so that I can make sure it'll fit OK with what we've already got.
Hey, Corpsie! I would say that'd be fine - we have a cross-genre category too, so it might fit nicely in there. But, of course, without actually seeing the story I don't really know for sure. You'd probably find, if it has quite a sf element, that it might make a later issue rather than the next one.
But don't forget, anyone who's asking me about fiction here, I'm not involved with the fiction editing (well, I do take a look to give a 2nd opinion some times - but I'm not heavily involved in this side of things now). Anything submitted would go through the normal reading/editing process. I'm definitely not in a position to promise you publication! But it's certainly worth submitting if you have something of potential interest.
But no-one has mentioned non-fiction yet. Any article writers or interviewers out there? I'm definitely looking for those at the moment.
Can't be helped, Lobo. It's a free-to-read zine - no-one makes any money out of it - so unless editorial staff dip into their own pockets to pay contributors, there's nothing to pay them with. The motivation is in getting your name out there, having a publication to put on your writer's CV, or just plain and simply enjoying yourself!