After wrapping up our first year of Grimdark Magazine, we're doing everything we can to kick the magazine into the next gear. Below are a few of the things currently being stirred in the pot.
Battle-Off entries closed. Voters wanted!
The entry window for the GdM Battle-Off is now closed. With nearly 1,400 votes cast, now is the time to get in amongst the action, read some free fiction, discover some new authors, and rate their works!
Each piece takes only a few minutes to read, and voting takes a second per piece; perfect for your trip to work or an ad break. Click below and scroll down to find the full listing of excerpts available.
Issue #5 update
We just locked in our last piece for Issue #5! The issue is looking brilliant, with another cover from Jason Deem setting the mood and a story from Aliette de Bodard set in the world she built in The House of Shattered Wings. Keep an eye on the blog for pre-release and more content details!
First Reader Positions Open
With the brilliant Layla Cummins heading off and Cheresse Burke stepping into the second reader role we're after a couple of new first readers to join the GdM ranks. The GdM team is chock full of grimdark enthusiasts and a fun environment to be a part of.
If you're interested in checking out the role (and a couple of other roles we have available, click through below.
The Grim Tidings Podcast
I had a chat with the blokes at the Grim Tidings Podcast a couple of weeks ago about grimdark (surprise!), the magazine, violence in grimdark, and the survivability of the genre.
The podcast, headed up by Rob and Phil, has been running for a few months and deals in all things Grimdark. They've interviewed a range of authors including, most recently, R.A. Salvator. If you're a fan of this magazine, then you'll love this podcast.