Quicker Than I Thought

Two days later and it’s done!

Wicked Words Quarterly is open for business (well submissions anyway) and hoping to get the first edition out by June 2014.

Here is the front page blurb:

Wicked Words is a new quarterly magazine on the Kindle that will publish short stories and flash fiction.

Wicked Words will publish science fiction, fantasy and horror themes and we are looking for high-quality stories that surprise the reader and play with the genres.

So if you have stories that fit these criteria why not submit them to be considered.

If you like reading short stories in this genre why not sign up to the newsletter where you will be kept up to date on how the project is progressing.

Wicked Words first edition is scheduled to be published at the start of June and then quarterly after that (September, December and March).

Each Winter Edition will also include a previously unpublished Novella alongside the usual flash fiction and short stories.

So if you know anyone with stories that would fit the criteria why not send them over my way 🙂

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Wicked Words Quarterly

One of the projects I wanted to develop when I bought this domain was to produce a quarterly magazine for Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy shorts, especially those with a twist to the tale. I will mainly be concentrating on Flash Fiction but will sometimes delve into Novelettes as well.

This project was going to be a long term project, gradually developing as I developed my own writing and knowledge. It was not to be a place for my own writing but a place to publish others writing.

Recently I’ve felt that this project could be pushed forward quite quickly and to that end the main site – www.wickedwords.co.uk will become the base for this Quarterly Magazine and thesearemywickedwords.wordpress.com will be where my own writing will be based.

Work will be remunerated at a semi-pro level so I won’t be asking anyone to give something for nothing and initially this will all be from my own pocket but hopefully I will be able to get it self-funding soon enough.

The Wicked Words main site will also be where my Web Presence business will be based from now on.

I’m working in the background right now to update the main site to reflect these changes in direction so look forward to seeing these very soon (Mid to Late March), but until then I will still be writing as much as I can.


Wicked Words

Prompt: One of the books in the library glows

A glimmer, a glamour, that’s what it was.

Sparkling words, spiralling worlds.

Both equally fascinating, both equally dangerous.

A crack, just a quick peek, curiosity and the cat be damned.

Silvered edges, golden letters, honeyed words.

Seductive siren call, a bargain from beyond.

Knowledge, insight, offerings from within, worth it?

From the page, looking out, I see you do the same.

Bargains and whispered words, part of the chorus, singing to you.

Inside the book we are all stories waiting to consume the stories of others, two in one out.

Leather and ink, glamour and geas, your life as written.