Streets of Shadows is Open For Submissions
You think you’re safe. What a joke.
You don’t think about the places you pass every day. The side streets. The alleys. Under bridges. The shadows. All you’d have to do is take a step to the side. Then you’d know.
From editors of Dark Faith, Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, comes Streets of Shadows, a collection of stories at the intersection of urban fantasy and crime. These tales of the dark and magical side of the urban landscape will be published by Alliteration Ink in late summer 2014.
Currently attached authors include Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, Seanan McGuire, Brandon Massey, Tom Piccirilli, and Lucy A. Snyder.
We’re looking for stories with depth that push the boundaries of their genres. Stories that make you think, that comment on the human condition and the social order. Stories that are rich in their language use. Stories that entertain and thrill. Stories between 2000 and 4000 words for which we’ll pay 6 cents per word.
Submissions will be accepted from 3/3/2014 until 4/3/2014. Unsolicited stories received outside this time frame will be deleted unread.
Please include a cover letter with your submission and only one story at a time. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted as long as you tell us up front (and immediately withdraw the story if you sell somewhere else).
All submissions must be emailed as an RTF file to Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon at StreetsOfShadows@gmail.com.
We still aren’t using DRM, your eBooks are still yours
Over at the Digital Reader there is a somewhat worrying report: Adobe is forcing an upgrade/change to DRM schemes. This means that even if you’re buying directly from a bookstore:
One thing Adobe seems to have missed is that there are tens of millions of ebook readers on the market that support the older DRM but will probably never be upgraded to the new DRM. Sony and Pocketbook, for example, have released a number of models over the past 5 or so years, most of which have since been discontinued..
It gets worse, actually.
If you look hard enough you can still buy many of the ebook readers released in 2010, 2011, and 2012 as new, and you can also find them as refurbs or used. They work just fine today (albeit a little slowly by today’s standards) but when July rolls around they will be little more than junk.
And that includes ebook readers owned by libraries and other cost conscious institutions.
There is one bit of luck, though.
That way you can read the books you bought, however you want.
That’s only fair.
Check out Defective by Design for more general information about DRM and how to avoid it.
And in the meantime, keep reading.
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The Kickstarter For *Streets of Shadows* is Going On Right Now
The underworld of crime noir meets the shadows of urban fantasy in Streets of Shadows, a new fiction anthology edited by editors Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon - the team that brought you the Dark Faith series of anthologies.
Featuring Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, Seanan McGuire, and Brandon Massey, the anthology promises to push the boundaries of both genres.
We are currently seeking funding to reward the authors and editors for their creative work. There’s a whole slew of rewards for backers as well above and beyond just the book. Check us out on Kickstarter at http://bit.ly/kickshadows .
We will be accepting open submissions for this anthology only after the funding period has ended. Limited slots will be available. Details will be forthcoming once the project has funded. Please note Alliteration Ink’s crowdfunding ethics policy before deciding to submit. Your submission will be regarded as agreement to comply with Alliteration Ink’s policies.