Short Stories--up to 10,000 words
"Short-Shorts"--5,000 words and under
Artwork--use a .jpeg. gif. or bmp. format, but prefer the first two.
Also looking for book and movie reviews---want to be a reviewer? hey--give it a shot! Although I do my own book/movie/CD reviews, if you write a review on a product/book/movie, etc. just email it with "REVIEW FOR DG ZINE" in the subject line, along with your name, bio, and other publishing credits, if any.
ARTISTS!----Just about everyone knows I ABSOLUTELY LOVE art. I am always seeking out talented artists for the 'zine. If you'd like to be considered, send me a link to where you showcase your art online, or just send them as attachments, but put "ART SUBMISSION" as your subject line and introduce yourself a bit!
AUTHORS! Have a new book that out, or soon to be out? Send a small image of the cover, the buy link your book(s) the book blurb, and short bio on yourself. If the book is in the related themes stated above, I'll list it in the Batty Bookshelf section!
I LOVE TO DO INTERVIEWS OF BANDS, AUTHORS, ARTISTS OR ANYONE ELSE THAT HAS A DARK, HORRIFIC, GOTHY FLAIR TO THEM THAT'S GOT SOMETHING REALLY COOL THEY'RE DOING. ALTHOUGH I HUNT DOWN FOLKS MYSELF THAT WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO THE READERS, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INTERVIEWED, JUST PUT "DG INTERVIEW REQUEST" IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF THE EMAIL, AND TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF...(Unless I find you first...) *cue in cliched, eerie laugh...*
AND FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS OOKIE-SPOOKY, CREEPY AND KOOKY... *PLEASE* MAKE SURE YOUR WORK IS AS PERFECT AS POSSIBLE---NO HUGE ABUNDANCE OF TYPOS AND THE LIKE. I WILL NOT BE EDITING ANYMORE!!! I'LL FIX THE SMALL STUFF, LIKE MISSING QUOTES, COMMAS, PERIODS, OR THE OCCASIONAL MISSPELLED/REPEATED WORD, BUT IF I SEE IT HAS WAY TOO MANY TYPOS, I'LL SIMPLY SEND IT BACK AND ASK YOU TO RESUBMIT THE PIECE AFTER IT'S CLEANED-UP. THIS DELAY WILL LESSEN YOUR CHANCES OF BEING SELECTED FOR THE NEXT ISSUE, SO MAKE SURE YOUR PIECE IS RAKED BLOODY GOOD WITHIN AN INCH OF ITS LIFE BEFORE SENDING IT TO ME!!!! I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH. THANK YOU!
HEAR YE, HEAR YE, TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO SUBMIT SOMETHING TO THE MAGAZINE: WHEN YOU DO SO, INTRODUCE YOURSELF--I MEAN IT!! IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR THIS SIMPLE BIT OF COMMON COURTESY?!? WHEN YOU CORRESPOND WITH SOMEONE FOR THE FIRST TIME, DO YOU SAY NOTHING?!? SUBMITTING YOUR WORK VIA EMAIL TO AN EDITOR IS NO DIFFERENT!IF I RECEIVE ANOTHER SUBMISSION WITHOUT SOME SORT OF "HELLO, MY NAME IS...", I'LL JUST DELETE IT, AS I WILL ASSUME YOU ARE SOME SORT OF ROBOT!! SHOW ME THAT YOU'RE A HUMAN BEING!!!
UPDATES: As of 2010, DGR is NOW tri-annual! Summer (July), Fall (October), and Spring (April).
NOW....ONE SIMPLE RULE: THOSE THAT CONTRIBUTE OR WERE INTERVIEWED AND/OR HAD THEIR BOOK/PRODUCT REVIEWED WILL RECEIVE A E-COPY (in PDF) OF THE ZINE. I WILL PROVIDE THE LINK WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE A PRINT COPY IF YOU CHOOSE TO. This is a non-paying market, but you will definitely get exposure! There are international readers as well as contributors! HOW TO SUBMIT: You can send your text work in the body of the email OR as an attachment, BUT IT *MUST* BE RTF. or DOC. FORMAT. (NO DOCX. FORMATS, PLEASE! I'LL SIMPLY TELL YOU TO RESEND IT IN THE PREFERRED FORMATS WHICH WILL LESSEN YOUR CHANCE OF BEING SELECTED FOR A FUTURE ISSUE.) AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!--PLEASE HAVE ALL YOUR CONTACT INFO *ON* THE DOCUMENT ITSELF!!! Nothing is more frustrating than opening up an attachment and noting that this important info is MISSING from your work! IN OTHER WORDS, I HAVE RECEIVED STORIES/POEMS IN THE PAST WITH NO CONTACT INFORMATION ON IT!! THIS IS A HUGE NO-NO!!! ANY SUBMISSIONS I GET LIKE THIS WILL BE DELETED WITH NO FURTHER WORD FROM ME. Please help make my job just a little easier!!!! In the subject line of your email, put "DG SUBMISSION" in all caps so it won't get mistaken for junk/spam.
And last but not least, submit everything here: GratistaVampires@yahoo.com
Now, dust the cobwebs off your brains, and get to crackin' on those submissions!
Now, for the pesky legal stuff:
Upon submitting, you understand:
You are giving DGR Magazine one-time, non-exclusive rights to publish your work. Rights revert back to you upon publication. All other rights to your work belong to you. AND PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT ONE-TIME NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS COMPLETELY: Bear in mind that a lot of publishers may not publish pieces that have been previously published elsewhere, be it print, e-book, online, etc. Once your piece is published for the first time, and you start marketing it again afterwards, it can only be marketed as a 'reprint'. This usually limits the number of markets that will accept it, and/or may lower the pay rate for it. So it is up to you to decide if publishing your piece in DGR Magazine for exposure only is what you wish to do.
You guarantee that said work is your own work, and you have the right to grant DGR Magazine the use of your work, and it does not violate the rights of any third party, and is not in the Public Domain. Your contract WILL be rescinded (and without notice) if I find out otherwise!! I don't have the time or patience for anyone's stupid B.S.!!!
You may withdraw permission to publish your work at any time by giving notice via e-mail to the Publisher up to one month before publication of the magazine that your work is scheduled to appear in.
If these terms are agreeable with you, you are welcome to submit! You will also receive a copy of these terms via email to 'e-sign' and return.ALSO: In accordance with FTC Guidelines, please be advised that any items reviewed in DGR Magazine were either provided to me by the publisher/author/creator for free, or were purchased by me.
"The authors featured are ACE! I can’t believe the quality of work included here simply because its breath taking and fresh. It’s nice to see an ezine with so much thought put into it for the purchase price. Affordable new horror and poetry that contains the names to watch in the fields of horror…and beyond!"
---Jackie Coupe for Pretty-scary.net
Just a brief note to say how pleased I am to have been included in such an excellent showcase. I didn't expect it to be this good, so I commend you for your dedication and achievement in making such a quality magazine.
--J. Ehrlich, contributor
The issue looks great! I'm excited to be a part of it.
--A. Beal, author
Wowie....I'll be reading for days! FABULOUS!
D. Dominique, author
Your magazine is great in that it covers dark topics few other magazines set forth to venture.
S. Riaz, contributor
I just wanted to congratulate you on an excellent Summer 2011 issue. I love the layout, design work, and variety you put in there. Just got my copy this week and will enjoy reading it. --Trevor E. Donaldson, Editor: UnEarthed Press
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JULY 2010 ISSUE of DARK GOTHIC RESURRECTED--Authors in this issue: Sana Riaz,Christopher Newman,MatthewPiskun,Daniel Fabiani,Nora Weston,Nigel Holt,Mike Florian,Michelle Willis, Peter Baltensperger,Roxanne Hoffman,Alec Kowalczyk,Gary Bewick Raven,Garrison R. Emmet,Corvis Nocturnum,Brian J. Smith,Tony Svaldi,David Perlmutter, Lanie Shanzyra Rebancos,Michael Upshaw, Anton Glascow,Rebecca Sarte',Rocky Caldwell,David Renfrow, Michael Garza, Luke Campen.Interviews with: Suzanne Rock, Paige Leroy, Jade Perez, Anthony Beal, Calvin Miller II, Tony Paul deVissage, Clown Corpse, and John Neumeister. The V Files spotlights Kiefer Sutherland. The Batty Bookshelf contains the latest releases by Bryl R. Tine, John B. Rosenman, Teel James Glenn, Brain L. Porter, Cate Masters, D.M. Slate, Yolanda Sfetsos, Samuel King, Christy Poff, Lisa Lane, and Margaret Marr! Book Reviews of: Unholy Embrace by Neil Benson, Whitechapel Road by Wayne Mallows, Eden's Hell by Dawne Dominique, Het Madden by Calvin Miller II, Audio Zombie Vol. #1, Orchestra of the Dead, and The Zombie’s Playground by Audio Zombie Sound, and Dark God Descending by Tony Paul deVissage. AVAILABLE IN PRINT & DOWNLOAD HERE
APRIL 2010 issue of DARK GOTHIC RESURRECTED-- featuring interviews, art, stories and poems by the hottest talents in the horror and paranormal genres! FULL ROSTER OF AUTHORS/POETS IN THIS ISSUE: Nick Miller, David Perlmutter, Deborah Walker, Philip Roberts, Allan Huntsman, Rodney Ramos, Christopher Dwyer, Mark Mellon Jack Reese, Michael Upshaw, David Renfrow, John Neumeister, Charles Muir Gary Beharry, Mike Phillips, Barry Sykes, Kim Thorsrud, Jutter Caine, Nathaniel Brehmer, Aaron French, Lisa Sheep, Gerald Vincent, Brigid Burke, Joshus Biddle, TK Turner, Laura Eno, Kimberly Steele, Chris Castle, Willow Raven, Jeff Mullen. INTERVIEWS WITH: Mahogany Silverrain: Paranormal Romance/Erotica author, Annie Alverez: Paranormal Erotica author, Jeff Hartz of BUZZWORKS, Gil Merritt: Creator of AMPUTHEATER, Belladonna Drakul: Paranormal Author, and Annie M. Vicar: Doll Artist. Artwork by Rig M. The V Files spotlights Stuart Townsend. The BATTY BOOKSHELF features releases from Kelley Heckart, Ronna Gage, Dawne' Dominique, Laura Tolomei, Belladonna Drakul, Wayne Mallows, Mahogany Silverrain, and Tony-Paul De Vissage. AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DOWNLOAD HERE
Fall 2009 issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, featuring interviews, Book & Movie reviews, and stories art and poetry by the latest talented voices in the genre!INTERVIEWS WITH: Joesph D'Lacey, Candle Artist Jfay,Roxanne Rhoads, Joann Hali, Peter Cimino, Corvis Nocturnum, Kim Sonderholm, Anton Glascow, and Margaret Marr. "The V Files" Spotlights Christopher Lee. FEATURED AUTHORS & ARTISTS: Spider, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, John Neumeister, Kevin Brown, Rebecca Sarte', John Grey, Gail Gray, Peter Baltensperger, Gillian Freeman, Randall Pretzer, Robert Jaison Black, William Sanders, Janie Hoffman, David McLean, Joseph Gant, Allan Huntsman, Rig M., Justin Ehrlich, Robert Eccles, David Renfrow, Anthony Beal, Daniel P. Coughlin, Kenneth Johnson. BATTY BOOKSHELF latest releases from: John Neumeister, Rick McQuiston, Roxanne Rhoads, Mark Mellon, Lisa Lane, Sara Humphreys, Kari Thomas, Joseph D'Lacey, M.C. Scout, Allan Azouz, Kody Boye, Laura Tolomei. AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DOWNLOAD HERE
SPRING 2009 ISSUE--- INTERVIEWS WITH Amanda Norman, Gothic Photographer, Kim Richards, Author, and Ken Kupstis, Author. BATTY BOOKSHELF contains new and upcoming releases from today’s hottest authors! (This issue’s listing includes works by Kody Boye, D. Renee Bagby, Angela Cameron, Kim Richards, Kim McDougall, Keta Diablo, Justin Gustainis, Jane Toombs, Tyree Kimber, Cornelia Amiri, Dawn Olexa, Helen McCabe, Pati Nagle, John L. Neumeister, Cricket Sawyer, C.H. Scarlett, Linda Suzane, William Maltese, Christy Poff, and Margaret Marr!) POETRY STORIES AND ART BY Camille McKeever, Angel Favazza, Kim Hensler, Jack Reese, P.M. Harrison, Kassandra Davis, Kody Boye, Doyle Angeles, and John Neumeister. THE V FILES Spotlights Yvonne DeCarlo! AVAILABLE HERE
FALL '08 ISSUE OUT NOW-- Including works by Kody Boye, Ashley Applebee, Anton Glascow, Camille McKeever, Angel Favazza, Kassandra Davis, Spider, Phylis Sullivan, Mia Cole, John Grey, John Neumeister, Rig M., and more, plus interviews with Gothic artists Andro Kristian and Dirk Strangely, and authors Kym Hackenberger & Melody Lowe. Available HERE
Featuring Interviews with The Young Werewolves, Author and Kutztown University Professor Curt Herr, and Dark Artist, Jesse Lindsay. Also featuring stories, art and poetry by Anton Glascow, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Kassandra Davis, John Neumeister, Cylis Derrens, Kody Boye, Rig M., Lanaia Lee, Camille McKeever, Darknyss, and more. AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DOWNLOAD HERE.
FALL 2007 ISSUE--- Interviews with: Corvus Corax, Creature Feature, Bobbie Weiner of Bloody Mary Makeup, and Author Pamela K. Kinney. Stories and Poetry by Jackie Coupe, Kody Boye, Spider, John Neumeister, Charles Diggs and tons of others...Also introducing two new comic series by Kassandra Davis and John Neumeister! Check out the Batty Bookshelf for the latest in new releases by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Rick R. Reed, Tabitha Shay, The Midnight Muses and more! Plus Gothic artwork by Immortal Darkness and Darknyss (who was the featured artist in the Spring issue below!). Be sure to also check out the review on The Black Rose Poet's Society's first poetry collection, entitled, "Symphony of Shadows". Plus don't miss an article on America's most historical (and haunted) prison, Eastern State Penitentiary, complete with photos, done by yours truly! AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DOWNLOAD HERE.
SPRING 2007 ISSUE--Artwork and Interviews with Darknyss and graphic designer Jason Beam, Yazbelle, creator of the Bochos, Graeme of Ghosts Destroy Us, Kristen Battestella, vampire/gothic author, and master author of horror stories, Nicholas Grabowsky. Also--poetry and short stories from Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Jackie Coupe, Dave Halk, Spider, John Neumeister, J.L. Day, Erica Tyler-Haw, Leanne Bridgewater, and Countess Celina. AVAILABLE HERE
DEBUT ISSUE #0
FALL 2005 ISSUE--FEATURING STORIES BY: John Claude Smith, Dave Halk, Pamela K. Kinney, Spider, Cornelia Amiri, Jackie Coupe, Sierra DaFoe, Melissa Glisan. FEATURED INTERVIEWS: Jeff Diehm, lead singer of The Last Dance, Andrea Dean VanScoyoc, Horror Sinistria Author, and Christy Poff, Paranormal Author. AVAILABLE HERE