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Whisper-and-Fire Con

Last Saturday, June 9th, I went to my very first Con. It took place at the Coach and Horses, Great Marlborough Street in London. I went along with my brother and sister and it was a great introduction to cons in general, being a small-ish gathering of the good and the great. It was nice to finally meet D, editor and creator of Whispers of Wickedness (one of the leading small press magazines currently up for a few award nominations for the British Fantasy Awards) who I had only previously dealt with via email and the very active online forum at the Whispers of Wickedness website. It was also great to meet Peter Tennant, whose one-act play ‘Dialogue with Sexual Interlude’ I ended up playing a part in! I’m enjoying his book reviews at the new TTA website at the moment. And, of course, Djibril, who had a lot to do with organising this Con, being a joint venture between Whispers and Djibril’s own zine The Future Fire. Overall, I had some great conversations throughout the afternoon, and it…

Fiction Magazine

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There's a new genre magazine on the market and its name is FICTION. Not only is it a UK-based print mag, it's also a serious paying market, too. To see how serious, check out their online guidelines at the website: Fiction
What's more, it's a new magazine with a great deal of enthusiasm behind it. Editor Stuart Tracey, or Stoo, has big plans for this magazine, hoping to take it to retail outlets across Britain, which of course all depends on subscribers and advertisers as well as writers and artists to make it happen. So, why not drop by the website, pick up a copy (there is a free sample "Issue 0" available on request, as well as the first official issue, still available at the bargain price of £1.99) and support this exciting new magazine. You'll be glad you did!
'Nuff said.
Fiction Mag