Sunday, June 24, 2007

Variations on a Theme

The second edition of the pulp-fiction mag Out of the Gutter has only just reached mailboxes, and already assistant editor D.Z. Allen is advertising two fiction contests for Issue #3, the “War Is All Hell” edition. He’s looking for flash fiction (700 words or fewer), that completes this line: “I hated the man, and he was going to die from his wounds at any moment, but I found myself listening, nodding and preparing to do exactly as he said.” Allen is also in the market for short stories (1,000 and 8,000 words in length) to accompany a pulpy picture (found here) of a man with a pistol-packing brunette, the latter of whom seems more in danger of losing the rest of the buttons on her shirt than anything else.

“We will be taking contest submissions until 08/01/07,” Allen explains. “Winners will be announced by no later than 08/14/07. Winners will get a contributor’s copy of Out of the Gutter 3 ...”

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