Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Print issue is HERE!

Below is a list of contributors to the first print issue in the order in which they appear, and the illustrators. This is a beautiful magazine, for those of you who have bought RAZAR issue one, this is the same quality, Paul and RAZAR Productions has done a wonderful job, I'm very proud of this issue. To buy one go here


A Crow Thinks About Strawberries
Poem by Apryl Fox
Illustration by Kevin Hurtack

Another Writer's Tale
Story by P. H. Madore
Photo by Chris Bartholomew

Arena
Story by John Irvine
Illustration by Paul Campbell

Bird-Catching
Story by Clif Mamund
Illustration by Thomas

In Bluebeard's Castle
Story by Alison J. Littlewood
Illustration by Paul Campbell

CLI M B
Poem by Michael Hanson
Photo by Chris Bartholomew

Coming Home
Story by Ed Waterman
Illustration by Paul Campbell

CRAWLERS
Story and Illustration by Paul Campbell

Dead Lilacs
Poem and illustration by Kevin James Hurtack

El Gallito (The Rooster)
Story by Theresa Cecilia Garcia

Embracing Insanity When it Calls Unannounced
Poem by Mo Irvine

Fiona and the Cranes
Story by Tala Bar

Gonna Get Close to You
Story by Jamie K. Schmidt

Homecoming
Story by Arthur Sanchez
Illustration by Paul Campbell

In the Beginning
Poem by John Irvine
Illustration by Kevin Hurtack

Note to Self
Story by Keith P. Graham
Illustration by Kevin Hurtack

Other Side of the Fence
Story and Illustration by Paul Campbell

Prison Eyes
Story by Denise Feurt
Illustration by Paul Campbell

Quiet
Story by E. J. Knapp

RETICULUM RHOMBOIDALIS
Story by E.S. Strout
Illustration by Kevin Hurtack

Sergeant Malvern
Story by Louise Norlie
Illustration by Paul Campbell

Seth
Story by Rachel Kovaciny

The Barn
Story by Peggy Le Johnson
Illustration by Kevin Hurtack

The Compass
Story by Deborah Koren

The Death of Ophelia
Poem by Theresa Cecilia Garcia

The First Warrior
Story by H. F. Gibbard
Illustration by Paul Campbell

The Gift
Story by John Klawitter
Illustration by Thom Futrell

The Haunting of Windham Hospital
Story by Tgreaper
Illustration by Paul Campbell

The Last Adam
Flash by Gareth D Jones
Photo by John D. Stanton

The Night Stalker
Story by Clyde Andrews
1st illustration by Kevin Hurtack
2nd Illustration by Paul Campbell

The School
Story by Adrienne Ray

The Unwavering Slayer of Dragons
Story by Paul Ray

Through the Stone Gate
Story by Keith P. Graham
Illustration by Kevin Hurtack

Touch Me
Poem by Brenda A. Hubbard

Wait Your Turn
Poem by Shelly Muir
Illustration by Paul Campbell
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Print Static Movement is almost a done deal...

I just looked over the pdf. for the print issue of Static Movement and it's just beautiful. Paul and RAZAR Productions has done an incredible job, this is something we can all be proud of. Here is the line up of work going in, in the order that they will apprear in the magazine, I'll add the names later...

1. A Crow Thinks About Strawberries
2. Another Writer’s Tale
3. Arena
4. Bird Catching
5. Bluebeards Castle
6. Climb
7. On the Pedestal
8. Coming Home
9. CRAWLERS
10. Dead Lilacs
11. El Gallito
12. Embracing Insanity When it Calls Unannounced
13. Fiona and the Cranes
14. Gonna Get Close to You
15. Homecoming
16. In the Beginning
17. Monsters in the Woods
18. Note to Self
19. Other Side of the Fence
20. Prison Eyes
21. Quiet
22. Reticulum Rhomboidalis
23. Sergeant Malvern
24. Seth
25. The Barn
26. The Compass
27. The Death Of Ophelia
28. The First Warrior
29. The Gift
30. The Haunting of Windham Hospital
31. The Last Adam
32. The Night Stalker
33. The School
34. The Unwavering Slayer of Dragons
35. Through the Stone Gate
36. Touch Me
37. Wait your Turn
With illustrations by Paul Campbell, Kevin James Hurtack, Thomas Futrell, and John D. Stanton, and me.

Monday, January 01, 2007

January is published, a lot of works came in even though I wasn't taking submissions, I was thinking that they would, and am happy with the issue and the support of the writers.

I got an acceptance letter on December 30th for 'The Making of a Bad Wolf' so it's going to be published after working on it for a year...hooray! Blank Magazine, a print magazine will publish it in issue four.

~Chris

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas is over...get writing

Yep. Christmas is over now and I had a wonderful one. Lots of gifts, and good food.

Now that it's over though, it's time to start those writing projects once again...if you quit writing over the holiday. And yes, I know, New Year is part of that, but I plan to write through it all. After all, what better way to start the year 2007 than with a publishing credit?

I just submitted a story for Potter's Field 2, and with Cathy Buburuz editing, it'd be quite a feather in the cap to be published in this print anthology. Here is the address if you are interested in submitting for this, Potter's Field 2

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and I do hope next year is better than any so far for everyone.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Headaches and agents

I have the worst headache I've had in a long time. What gave it to me? Well, I was reading on anotherealm a discussion on publishing books of poetry. I thought a long time today about this, and came to a conclusion...if I thought I had a great book of poetry I would search the world over for either an agent or a publisher that would do the book.

The way I see it is that everyone has said for a few years now, if not many years, that the book market for poetry is not there, that everyone writes it and no one publishes it (not true but my head prevents me from writing any more on this) but I just think now that every poet has their head set to POD their book, maybe now is the time to query an agent or publisher about a poetry book.

Now I'm going to go make coffee. You go to absolutewrite and read every blog there that they have listed as an agent and join me in this headache.

There are no real answers on the internet...do what you think you should do.

I'm going to start looking for publishers, agents are pretty 'out there' but if there's one reading this blog, feel free to call.

Duotrope and other things

Duotrope Digest is a place like Ralan's. They have us as closed. I can't imagine that they are ignoring my emails to take the sign down, but it's still there. I'm sure that whoever it was that informed them that Static was closed was doing what they thought was right. But here is an idea, before such a move, why not contact the site and make sure? Why am I mad about this? I can go into the stats counter and I can see what site people are coming from and there have been quite a few from Duotrope...I count these as lost submissions and it's not cool. They also have us listed as giving out form rejections I think, if I'm reading the site right - I've never given a form rejection but gee, I guess I should be flattered that people think it's a form...I suppose.

Keith Graham has an AstoundingTales archive, if you had stories published there you might think about going over and having them added to the archive so that your site can have a live link to your stories...publishers DO look at your site, and they DO go and look at your work...links are important.

Dead Vault This is a new magazine that pays and is in print and online...go submit something, they are very nice. Okay, I was rejected, but it was a personal (no forms there) rejection with a reason. I'd like to see some familiar names in their first issue so someone go on over there.

Headaches and agents

I have the worst headache I've had in a long time. What gave it to me? Well, I was reading on anotherealm a discussion on publishing books of poetry. I thought a long time today about this, and came to a conclusion...if I thought I had a great book of poetry I would search the world over for either an agent or a publisher that would do the book.

The way I see it is that everyone has said for a few years now, if not many years, that the book market for poetry is not there, that everyone writes it and no one publishes it (not true but my head prevents me from writing any more on this) but I just think now that every poet has their head set to POD their book, maybe now is the time to query an agent or publisher about a poetry book.

Now I'm going to go make coffee. You go to absolutewrite and read every blog there that they have listed as an agent and join me in this headache.

There are no real answers on the internet...do what you think you should do.

I'm going to start looking for publishers, agents are pretty 'out there' but if there's one reading this blog, feel free to call.

Headaches and agents

I have the worst headache I've had in a long time. What gave it to me? Well, I was reading on anotherealm a discussion on publishing books of poetry. I thought a long time today about this, and came to a conclusion...if I thought I had a great book of poetry I would search the world over for either an agent or a publisher that would do the book.

The way I see it is that everyone has said for a few years now, if not many years, that the book market for poetry is not there, that everyone writes it and no one publishes it (not true but my head prevents me from writing any more on this) but I just think now that every poet has their head set to POD their book, maybe now is the time to query an agent or publisher about a poetry book.

Now I'm going to go make coffee. You go to absolutewrite and read every blog there that they have listed as an agent and join me in this headache.

There are no real answers on the internet...do what you think you should do.

I'm going to start looking for publishers, agents are pretty 'out there' but if there's one reading this blog, feel free to call.

Headaches and agents

I have the worst headache I've had in a long time. What gave it to me? Well, I was reading on anotherealm a discussion on publishing books of poetry. I thought a long time today about this, and came to a conclusion...if I thought I had a great book of poetry I would search the world over for either an agent or a publisher that would do the book.

The way I see it is that everyone has said for a few years now, if not many years, that the book market for poetry is not there, that everyone writes it and no one publishes it (not true but my head prevents me from writing any more on this) but I just think now that every poet has their head set to POD their book, maybe now is the time to query an agent or publisher about a poetry book.

Now I'm going to go make coffee. You go to absolutewrite and read every blog there that they have listed as an agent and join me in this headache.

There are no real answers on the internet...do what you think you should do.

I'm going to start looking for publishers, agents are pretty 'out there' but if there's one reading this blog, feel free to call.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Happy Holidays

The invitation only issue is looking good, it's amazing how great the stories are that are coming in and the illustrations are wonderful.

I have some for the little January issue, as I told one writer friend, I knew people would submit to that even though I said no submissions for that month, I'm grateful for the subs.

I got an email from one of our editors about something someone said about websites...why they would or would not submit to a site, how if they didn't like the looks of it they'd not be back...

I wasn't mad about the email, but it came with a list of best sites for the writer. The first one made me just give up on the list, it had a HUGE opening page and because I have dial up it took over three minutes to load, then you had to click on that page to get to another page and guess what...another HUGE picture that took so long to download only to be a list of stories and poems, there was nowhere to click on submissions...guidelines???

I can't listen to everyone having a discussion on how a website should look. I'm perfectly happy with Static Movement as it is and it doesn't make me feel bad if someone passes us by. We are here for the writer who can write a good story and wants that story to be published.

Saturday I wrote and submitted five works to paying markets online (print markets but submitted online I mean). Each one of these sites pay very well, but on each site there were mistakes, a misspelled word here, a misplaced comma there, and one had a period that needed to be moved over. My point is that nothing online or off line is perfect, nothing is as everyone wants it to be. All I can do is my best, and that won't be good enough for everyone but it's good enough for me. I'm pretty happy with myself most of the time in fact, making Static Movement my best effort - keyword is always 'my' so if people don't want to submit or think the site should look different, I don't care, you can always want something but it doesn't mean you'll get it.

I made buttons, hated them and took them off the site. I made a grid of a kind, hated it and took it off. I think the stories should be the center of a page a story is on so I've made it simple. HOME leads out to the entrance page because I use a different page for the month, if I made HOME go to the month page, well, it just wouldn't work.

From time to time I explain all this, I don't remember (old age setting in) how many webmasters I lost at the beginning, but it all left me the webmaster and it's just how it is.

I think for a small ezine we've done well, hats off to everyone who has been and continues to be a part of Static Movement, I plan for us to be here for a long time.

~chris

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

anotherealm contest news...I won

Costume Specialty Shop
Harry's Garage Sale
Secret Society Horror

From the looks of the title of this post, it seems I'm bragging, but not really or at least that's not all of it...

When I started submitting for publication, I started with contest stories over a year ago. It was and still is a great test to come up with a themed story for a contest. It took me awhile to start winning, and I feel that my writing has gotten better over this year of working and I'm proud to be a winner among so many talented winners.

So, I'm bragging and letting you know where to read some of my stories...we write to be read and we tell so people who like us can go and see...and I'm telling you that contests are the way to go, a way to see what people think of your writing. Oh yeah, sometimes it can be brutal, but then there are these times that make up for it all. Thank you anotherealm and readers, love ya all.

~chris
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