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Looking for Authors

Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-02-16 07:04pm

Calling All Writers!
Do you write Sci-fi/Fantasy/Alt literature? Are you struggling to find a publisher? Have you even thought about publishing at all?
Gorgon Press is looking for the best and brightest of amateur writers to submit work to a new online fiction magazine. Published monthly or bi-monthly, we hope to see plenty of interest in the finished work.
And yes, to make it clear, we would be paying the submitting authors. We're not that cheap here at GP.
If you're interested in submitting some of your work, or simply have any questions, get in touch with me. We'd love to hear from you.

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Published work: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/browse.ph ... rs_id=4621
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gorgon-P ... 7542893895
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-06-01 03:27pm

I'm hoping that no-one minds me resurrecting, because we actually got this off the ground and just released the first issue :D
(I don't believe I'm allowed to share the link here)
Anyway, we are now looking for contributors for Issue 2 and we'd love anyone to get in touch.
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by Zaune » 2014-06-01 07:01pm

Alright, I'll bite. What kind of stories are you looking for?
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by Iroscato » 2014-06-01 07:13pm

I do enjoy writing short stories, but they're mostly based off games I play, nothing original just yet (good practice though). But have a Like, free of charge! :D
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by Broomstick » 2014-06-01 07:44pm

How much are you paying and do you have any interest in zombie stories?
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2014-06-01 07:47pm

I'm interested. I have several different stories I work on when the mood strikes me (so are all currently incomplete) but if I were getting paid I'd have motivation to finish them.
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by Broomstick » 2014-06-01 08:00pm

Heck, tell me what kind of stories your interested in and I'll take it as a writing assignment, why not?
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-06-02 01:19am

Zaune wrote:Alright, I'll bite. What kind of stories are you looking for?
Anything alternative. Science Fiction, fantasy, steampunk, cyberpunk, horror, basically anything :)
Broomstick wrote:How much are you paying and do you have any interest in zombie stories?
Currently, we (I) offer 5% of anything received. No, it's not much, but between the hosting site taking 35% (there's a reason I really need to get my own website) and the other authors, it's around the best I can do. In future, we're hoping that we can pay a lump sum for each piece on a per word basis.
And yes, zombie stories are very, very welcome.
Eternal_Freedom wrote:I'm interested. I have several different stories I work on when the mood strikes me (so are all currently incomplete) but if I were getting paid I'd have motivation to finish them.
Trust me, I know how hard it is to find motivation :D
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by Broomstick » 2014-06-02 02:41am

What rights do you buy? First publication or something more extensive?
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Now I did a job. I got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character so let me make this abundantly clear. I do the job. And then I get paid.- Malcolm Reynolds, Captain of Serenity, which sums up my feelings regarding the lawsuit discussed here.

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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by Zaune » 2014-06-02 01:21pm

What kind of length are you hoping for? Purely short fiction, or longer serialised stuff?
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-06-02 01:59pm

Broomstick wrote:What rights do you buy? First publication or something more extensive?
First publication with right to republication with all best efforts made to re-establish contact with the author in order to furnish with additional royalties.
In other words, I'd like to be able to use a work again in an anthology or collection, and will do my best to ask nicely and pay again.
Zaune wrote:What kind of length are you hoping for? Purely short fiction, or longer serialised stuff?
Up to around 3-5000 words. Serialised is welcome, we currently have two and possibly three in the magazine that are.
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by Zaune » 2014-06-02 02:54pm

Okay, I can work with that. Anything else we should know, submission format and suchlike?
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-06-02 03:02pm

Zaune wrote:Okay, I can work with that. Anything else we should know, submission format and suchlike?
A word doc is the best format for submission. And for submission, you'll want our email: gorgonpress@gmail.com
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Post by Broomstick » 2014-06-02 03:20pm

barnest2 wrote:
Broomstick wrote:What rights do you buy? First publication or something more extensive?
First publication with right to republication with all best efforts made to re-establish contact with the author in order to furnish with additional royalties.
In other words, I'd like to be able to use a work again in an anthology or collection, and will do my best to ask nicely and pay again.
Ah, but do I retain the right to republish my own work? Point me to the fine print.

(I do not sell to those who demand I fork over all rights, which is not what this sounds like, but I like to be sure)
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Now I did a job. I got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character so let me make this abundantly clear. I do the job. And then I get paid.- Malcolm Reynolds, Captain of Serenity, which sums up my feelings regarding the lawsuit discussed here.

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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-06-02 03:23pm

Oh, I see where you're coming from. The work is yours, your retain rights to republish etc etc. You can resell to another magazine, publication, whatever, this is not an exclusive deal.
One of our writers is published up to the 20th part or so online and is involved for the exposure and money :)
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Post by Zaune » 2014-06-05 05:19pm

Well, it's in your inbox.
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-06-10 03:01pm

Turns out I'm a massive jackass and gave out the wrong email adress. Thank you to Zaune for figuring that one.

Email is: gorgonpressuk@gmail.com
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-08-02 04:18pm

We've released a second one of these, featuring a locals work as well :D

http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product ... or-issue-2
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Post by Zaune » 2014-08-02 06:01pm

Oh, hell yeah!
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Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-08-09 09:30am

And now we're out with the first edition on Amazon and everything:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00M ... entries*=0

Kindle edition, hell yeah :D
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Post by Broomstick » 2014-08-09 11:05am

That should help sales, which would be good for everyone involved.
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Now I did a job. I got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character so let me make this abundantly clear. I do the job. And then I get paid.- Malcolm Reynolds, Captain of Serenity, which sums up my feelings regarding the lawsuit discussed here.

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Post by HMS Sophia » 2014-08-09 11:08am

I certainly hope so. Sales have been... less than stellar. And I'm not afraid to admit that. Gaining popularity is hard.
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by gigabytelord » 2014-08-10 03:44pm

If it's Okay with you I can advertise you on my (admittedly small) Facebook art group if it'll help. As well as several other places. Do you have a copy paste message with links and the like available so I can just copy it over?

Also I've been working on a few story ideas my self over the last few years but I haven't been able to get all the pieces together for it. If or hopefully when I do perhaps I might seek to utilize your publishing services. I may just end up completing the individual stories and publish them as shorts stories or maybe one offs.

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Post by Zaune » 2014-08-10 06:03pm

Well, I've had positive feedback from two people I know (only one of whom bought the mag, but hey), and Chapter 2 should have reached you by now.
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Re: Looking for Authors

Post by Iroscato » 2014-08-10 06:49pm

Keep at it. At least 100 people know of your efforts already, that's something. Build it up little by little and in a few months' time you could be selling hundreds of copies. :)
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