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    Rogue Blades Entertainment (formerly Flashing Swords Press)

    Has anybody heard anything about them? I've done some research and found a bit about when they were (still are?) an e-zine/magazine, but I haven't found anything about their book publishing. They seem to be fairly new.

    I ask because I have a book manuscript that I think is right up their alley, but I'd like to know more before I query.

    Thanks in advance,

    wolf

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    Flashing Swords is fairly prestigious for a small ezine; I don't know anything about their book publishing, but they're definitely not scam artists.

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    Now I'm not sure if the ezine publisher is the same company. Here's the link I was looking at:

    http://www.cyberwizardproductions.co...ords/index.htm

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    They are the same. There's a link to the mag on the left. It's buried, but I found it.

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    Thanks for all of your help, guys. I think I'm going to go ahead and query them, since they seem to have a good rep.

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    Flashing Swords Press is now Rogue Blades Entertainment.
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    Just an FYI on this publisher... Their submissions page says they are closed to all submissions yet they also have two open calls. Mixed signals anyone?
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    The open calls are for anthologies, they're closed to novel and single-author short story collections. I've read one of their books, and it's very much what they say it is: muscle-powered, adrenaline-pounding heroic fantasy. The editor of prozine Black Gate wrote the anthology's introduction, so they're not without connections in the publishing world. I think it's one to watch, if you're into heroic fantasy.

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    Site now reads: "Please use the RBE Facebook site This site is officially dead 11.11.11" (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogue...nt/83982305161)
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    Built a new site in '13 (http://roguebladesentertain.wix.com/roguebladespresents), but hasn't published anything recently. Still actively promoting, though. And signed with JABberwocky to negotiate foreign rights for their books.
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