There is nothing more irksome, working my way through the slush pile for Every Day Fiction, than coming upon a submission in which the author has made no attempt at formatting. Lynn Price, editorial director for Behler Publications, offers up a wonderful little rant about such Philistines. Every writer should memorize her words.
It’s a sad day in Munchkinland. Mickey Carroll, who played the Munchkin town crier in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz, one of my favorite movies, died yesterday in St. Louis. He was 89.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies is a new online magazine “dedicated to publishing the best in literary adventure fantasy.” It began publication last October and so far it has delivered on that promise.
Kris Dikeman’s Clockwork Heart, Clockwork Soul, a fresh reworking of the Frankenstein legend, is a fantastic example of the sort of story this magazine presents. It appears in the May 7, 2009, issue and it just may be the best piece of fantasy-horror writing I have ever read.