Okay, I’ve slept, done the laundry, washing up and shopping, messed about with LinkedIn (thanks all 175 contacts), checked my email and fiddled with my social media. Now The Captain is battening down the hatches and hiding away from the great and terrible temptation that is the internet to do some writing. I have a second short story* to finish for the next meeting of our writers circle. Check us out if you want a friendly natter with some writers. Or at least before they throw me out. Arghhh!
*The first is here.
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I was going to be all clever and put in a “real” stardate using one of the many online calculators put up by trekkies. But the only commonality between them is that they all come out with wildly varying dates. This suggests two things. Perhaps most trekkies are awful at maths. Or JJ might actually be correct in his alternative universes thingy. (I am a trekkie myself, so don’t write in with complaints… and I’m not getting into the whole “trekkie” vs “trekker” debate either).
Submissions to Star Adventurer Magazine have tapered off lately and most of great authors who contacted me are from across the pond. Why is that? Don’t you other sentients out there want to be published?
My lack of time due to other stressful and a, frankly, astonishing number of extraneous commitments means that the proposed extra podcast between now and the beginning of June is not happening. The good new is that the next neRRRdcast will be another marathon one. Apart from the regular items (movies etc…), the idea is that we (me and a mystery guest) chat about our favourite things, mostly from the world of nerdom… Kind of opposite to Room 101. All double-plus-good stuff in fact! Wunderbar!
Thanks to the many, many people who have decided to connect with me on LinkedIn over the past couple of days. It really is great to have so many new contacts in the media industry.
I realise that my LinkedIn profile is a little sparse and you may be wondering just who the hell I am, so here’s the bones:
I’m an ex-computer nerd, archaeologist (don’t ask) and life-long SciFi, Fantasy and Horror geek who has successfully transitioned over to technology and entertainment journalism. I am also writing a whole slew of pulpy genre fiction novels, short stories and screenplays. And, as if that wasn’t enough, I run Star Adventurer Magazine, this blog (obviously) and a podcast called Roy’s Rocket Radio. Whew!
To see what I’m up to at the moment, please visit RoyMathur.com
I’m pretty sure it won’t get me far, but I’ve gone potty on LinkedIn for the past couple of days. So if you are sitting there, scratching your head, wondering why some bloke you’ve never heard of is trying to connect with you, here are the two possible reasons:
- I think you can help me get more work (obvious).
- I think your profile is cool (better).
Whatever the case, please to meet you etc…, but no need to worry, I’m not:
Though not for lack of trying.
I cannot emphasise more strongly that prospective authors need to closely read the submission guidelines here.
Granted, they have been in a state of flux, because we are tweaking things, and you may have been caught out by changes. However, please read them thoroughly each time you submit, and especially before you start writing your own, personal Necronomicon Ex Mortis. (Only joking, 2000 words maximum, please!)
Thanks for the stories and keep ‘em coming!
A second story has been published… It took a while, but we ARE getting there!
A big thanks to all the authors who got in touch with us, and also for all the support we have received generally!
Lurid, Trashy, Glorious Pulp is back!
“Bring me my chainsword slave! Now General, just point me at the human scum!”
“Arghhh!” Screams Baliock the Berserker, Champion on the Noromian Empire, as his eight-foot frame is cut in two and crashes to the jungle floor in a bloody, smouldering heap.
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Tagged scifi, writing
We are still attempting to get this sucker off the ground, but have relaxed the rules.
Now authors retain FULL copyright of their work and the word counts are going to be a little looser. On the other hand: no payments. But think of this as a way to promote your work. We will be happy to include links to your personal websites and a short author bio with each story.
One last thing, please don’t think of this as a completely free ride to free advertising. In return for promoting your work, we want decent stories, otherwise the magazine will suck! More importantly, potential publishers (those people out there with moolah who are looking for the next JK or SK) will stop visiting.
Thankyou for bearing with us through this particularly difficult birth and, if after reading the revised guidelines, you think you have something to offer, please get in touch. We would particularly like to hear from first-timers and novice authors.
Read the new guidelines by visiting http://staradventurer.com/?page_id=8
Follow us at on Twitter @StarAdventurer or email email@example.com
Please see revised rules.