Monday, August 27, 2012

Niteblade Blog Train

If you want to start at the beginning of the train go here

If you want to see the previous stop on the train go here

As some of you may know, I've been a slush-pile reader for Niteblade E-Zine for some time. It's been a lot of fun and I've been introduced to some interesting stories. I've also been subjected to some so interesting stories.  I'd like to think I've read more good then bad, but reality isn't always what you think it is. :D

What is Niteblade looking for?
Niteblade is looking for fantasy and horror. Within these (soft) genre boundaries, we want the strange and unusual, high quality work that uses language and form to deliver content that will make our hearts miss a beat, will make us forget about getting the next coffee refill. We want something that is true, honest and real, something that is alive, maybe even more alive.

It hasn't always been a bed of roses. Sometimes, I will pull up a story that I really like only to realize that it doesn't qualify because the submitter didn't follow the very easy submission guidelines. I honestly feel horrible when that happens. Their guidelines are pretty simple:

"When submitting prose please single space your work, insert a blank line between paragraphs and do not indent them."

Pretty simple...right?

Here are their guidelines: Niteblade Submission Guidelines. Don't forget to read them.

So, stop by. Give them a whirl and maybe even try your hand at getting published. You never know, I might be reading your story. If it's good enough, I send it on to the Editors.

P.S. No, telling me about your story before you submit will not make it more likely that your story will get published. I read on story content alone.

Next stop on the blog train is here (goes live August 28th)

'Till next time.


  1. Great post, Andrew. SO MANY TIMES I've been like Why? Why can't people understand 'Don't intent'? LOL So. Many. Freaking. Times. It drives me up the wall... so it's good to see that I'm not alone in that LOL

    Thank you very much for participating in this blog train and for being a part of Niteblade :)

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

    1. Thanks Rhonda! Yes, the indent thing drives me up the wall. It's clearly stated. Sometimes I miss the single space rule, but only occasionally.

      I'm glad I could help. :D I do need to get back on track of reading the slush pile. I've been distracted by writing.