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    I think you're kind of right, that it's a good time to be a home-cooking writer, but people going through traditional publishing might not agree.

    I'm in a slump at the moment - the end of last year got pretty hairy irl, and I think my productivity has taken a hit - but there's a couple of comics written by me with homes - one in Stacey Whittle's imminent "Into The Woods", and another placed with Orangutan's FLT anthology.

    One of the reasons I'm in a slump is I'm attempting to pull together a collection (or two) out of my work at Elephant Words - those are all here. It turns out I'm a bit too OCD to pick through the 150+ pieces, but I'm getting there.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012
    @Ren - something like that.
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012
    I've did it. I've published the first issue of my debut comic No More Heroes. Hopefully it'll be received well and picked up by a publisher. Maybe it'll die on its arse. Only one way to find out!

    Here's the teaser for it:

    No More Heroes - ad

    If you go to its official website you'll find the first ten pages available to read for FREE. So please check it out and, if you like, pick up the whole issue. More importantly, if you could please tell any comics reading friends you have who might like it to check it out I would really appreciate it. I sold my collection of Playstation games to pay the art team - please don't let that painful sacrifice be for nothing. :)
      CommentAuthorWill Couper
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012 edited
    I've got a few bits in Weaponizer and I've got a short in the Weaponizer mag too.

    Currently trying to tout a novel to agents.

    Writing another novel too. A big dark fantasy number.

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    Congrats, @Gordon. Looks like Bleeing Cool is showing No More Heroes some love.
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2012
    Thanks! I had a big smile on my face when I saw the article. :)
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    I don't tend to make New Year's resolutions, but to focus my publications I made a list of five places I wanted to get work into before the end of the year. Last week I had my short story, Spark, accepted for Jabberwocky Magazine, one of the mags on the list, so very chuffed at the moment.
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    I'm also flash fiction editor for indigo Rising UK magazine and have finally caught up on submissions, as well as getting some of my own writing shifted on.
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2012
    Indigo Rising.... added to 'submit' list!
    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2012 edited
    Nice one ;)

    There are two, connected magazines; the UK one and our older brother, Indigo Rising, in the US.
    This is our site
  5.  (10438.11)
    Having just seen this last night I've slammed out a quick flash fiction piece and fired it off in your direction. Also just discovered a new writer I like, Mandy Taggart, after reading her story, Obsidian in the first issue of the UK edition, so thanks for that. I'm currently hunting down her various shorts and marvelling at the fact she doesn't have a website of her own.
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    It's a stunning piece. And quite rightly got short listed for the Micro Award. She's only been submitting work for a few months but she has a real talent.

    I've got to say I sort of fell into editing for Indigo Rising, but it's given me a real insight into what works and what doesn't.
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    For anyone interested in making a very short play for a play:
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    @DistractDelude Mandy has a new story in Newmyths
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    @Steve Toase - Thanks for the heads up, I'll go and take a look.

    @ Ben Gwalchmai - Thanks for this, I'd completely forgotten this was happening and would have missed out if it wasn't for your reminder. I've just submitted two pieces with comedic twists, which is rather unusual for me.
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    Had a breakthrough this morning. Got some inspiration for my fifth bedsit story.

    Also completed the first draft edit on my current short story. It's the first time I've printed out and pencil edited, but it has helped a lot, giving me a bit of clarity and overview I don't always get when I read off the screen. A very successful morning!
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2012 edited
    Well, I've got a couple of things that might be relevant here. They're ebooks only for now.

    1) BETTER ANGELS, a crime novel set in a fictional US city, being given away, gratis, as part of an Amazon promo. Said promo to end tomorrow (monday) AM.

    bokk cover, BETTER ANGELS

    It's the first of four novels set in the fictional city of Gray Harbor. As people often enjoy free things, I felt it was okay to mention.


    2) ASHCANS - this is sort of the DVD extras to the graphic trade paperback my partner and I put out last month. It's part bio, part how-to, part awesome sequential art. Not free, but by no means expensive.

    book cover, ASHCANS by me and Todd.


    There's lots more but, if these don't suit you, there's no point bothering with the rest.

    Cheers. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2012
    Ashcans cover looks sweet!
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2012
    Todd Harris (the artist) is a killer.
  11.  (10438.20)
    I've some stuff in Weaponizer and Make Something and I have a novella on Smashwords and Amazon

    "I Feel Fine" - a love story set in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse