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kaolin
06-12-2007, 02:03 AM
Greetings, all! I hope your holidays were jolly (or whatever your preferred adjectives might have been).

We're currently closed to submissions, but if we can finally get Issue 7 off the ground (we've got a kickstarter going at the moment), and Issue 8, then we will likely be able to reopen.

Our full submission guidelines are at:
http://www.gudmagazine.com/subs/submit.php

The short of it is:
* 3c/word or 1c/word for reprints (articles, poetry, fiction, scripts) advance on royalties
* plus "long tail" dibs—all issues remain for sale in perpetuity, and we pay out royalties based on that

kaolin
11-21-2007, 05:49 AM
GUD Issue 0 is now on Fictionwise (http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook52960.htm) available in (all, I think) their formats! That includes Kindle, since Kindle can read Mobi, if you're one of those brave early adopters. :) Presuming anyone is interested, I'll be getting Issues 1 and 2 on their shortlyish.

((Hey, Issue 2 is nearly out! Tremendous birthing pains, but she's going to be a thing of beauty. Here's a sneak peek at the cover, small. If you're a good guesser you can check it out somewhat larger, too. :)
http://www.gudmagazine.com/images/covers/issue2-small.jpg))

Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine is proud to announce our Pushcart XXXII nominees (from Issue 1); we wish them (and everyone else) the best of luck:

"Natural History" by Gini Hamilton
"Item 27" by Mike Procter
"Arrow" by Nadine Darling
"In the Dark" by Sean Melican
"Electroencephalography" by Darby Larson
"Hello Goodbye" by Lavie Tidhar

For informational purposes, Clifford Garstang has put together (and seems to be keeping updated) a list of "the top contenders for the Pushcart prize".

((for working links, see our original blogpost (http://www.gudmagazine.com/blog/archive/2007/11/20/guds-pushcart-xxxii-nominees/) ))

And this Thursday/Friday! Black Friday deals like you've never seen them at GUD! ;) We're bringing back Dollar Downloads with a splash of BOGO for your friends. =) Now I just have to code the back-end for that...

It's been a busycrazy week or two...

kaolin
12-21-2007, 11:39 PM
GUD Issue 2 is off to print as of Monday night, and we're expecting proofs to show today (well, we were expecting them yesterday, so we're really expecting them now).

We've opened to orders for Issue 2 (you can get the PDF immediately whether you order print or PDF) (http://www.gudmagazine.com/subs/subscribe.php), and we've rearranged our online Table of Contents to hopefully be more approachable/readable. There's teasers fro everything (http://www.gudmagazine.com/vault/2) (except the art, at the moment. working on a gimmick for that, still).

And a quick note--we're hoping to close Issue 3 to subs (as above, themed "mechanical flight")in the next month or two. The instigator for the issue is sad to note no cyborg dragons as of yet--and we've selected no articles, either.


Issue 2 celebrates Heaven, Earth, and Space in-between; it is touched by religion, grounded in technology and comfortable with the occult.

Including a language-stretching piece triggered by the Talmud from the legendary Hugh Fox, poems by haiku heavy-hitter Jim Kacian, the surprisingly touching “By Zombies; Eaten” from Christopher William Buecheler, and an alien perspective on human spirituality by Tina Connolly in the remarkable “The Salivary Reflex”

— all part of a drool-worthy two-hundred page selection of over twenty authors and artists.

kaolin
01-22-2008, 01:41 AM
Issue 3 is now closed to fiction, scripts, poetry, comics, but still open to art and reports.

Art should demonstrate a sound grasp of composition, and should riff on the Mechanical Flight theme rather than directly illustrating it. Reports should discuss complex and/or technical issues in accessible terms, but offbeat is better than a rehash of generally available information.

Space is tight, though, so send quickly before we're filled. And spare a thought for the Instigator, who's short-listed more fiction than she can possibly fit into the magazine, and is now faced with some heart-rending choices.

Issue 3 will be the first-ever issue of GUD to have a theme. But don't worry, even if you're not enthused by Mechanical Flight (although why wouldn't you be?), there'll be lots there for you to enjoy. Gorgeous poetry, some reflecting the theme, and some not, and entertaining Flash fiction that's never been near the theme in its life. Art that's always beautiful, and sometimes strange.

So, now it's a question of whittling down the shortlist, sorting out the layout, and finding a cover. Meanwhile, the Issue 4 Instigator is waiting for your submissions!

kaolin
05-27-2008, 09:19 AM
Want to know what we like? We're running a limited time discount in a few select markets. Just $1.50 for a PDF of Issue 0 or Issue 1! (http://www.gudmagazine.com/subs/subscribe-cheap.php)

kaolin
05-04-2009, 08:13 AM
http://www.gudmagazine.com/images/blog/issue3-davinci-mechanical-flight.jpg (http://www.gudmagazine.com/images/blog/issue3-davinci-mechanical-flight.jpg)
We're giving Issue 3 a twist, a theme--Mechanical Flight.

Debbie Moorhouse, who joined GUD as a copyeditor after her story Sundown was published in Issue 0, is Instigator for Issue 3.


She says, "Think aircraft, helicopters, airships, balloons, gyrocopters, HOTOL (anyone else remember HOTOL?), but not dragons (unless they're cyborgs). Think outside the black box."


Debbie's looking for stories with strong plots that grab her from the get-go. She's also looking for some Flash fiction (1k and under) that doesn't necessarily fit the theme, just to break things up a bit, and poems to fill in the cracks.


Art should demonstrate a sound grasp of composition, and should riff on the theme rather than directly illustrating it.


In non-fiction, she'd like to see complex and/or technical issues discussed in accessible terms. Let's go!


We look forward to your submissions--and please, let us know what you think!


Note that we're still looking for an article or two, and maybe a bit more art, for Issue 2!

As always, our full submission guidelines are at:
http://www.gudmagazine.com/subs/submit.php

kaolin
02-08-2010, 07:19 AM
a bump: Issue 5 is alive; and Issue 7 is open for submissions, though we're getting close to putting up guidelines for Issue 8. =)

Gale Haut
01-02-2013, 11:31 PM
I hope you guys reach your goal, but I feel it's inappropriate to ask for money in the Paying Markets forum. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

veinglory
01-02-2013, 11:32 PM
And the listing should indicate the pay range, whether it varies a lot or not. That is a requirement for listing here.

kaolin
01-02-2013, 11:34 PM
I hope you guys reach your goal, but I feel it's inappropriate to ask for money in the Paying Markets forum. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

I was hoping an already-existing thread for an existing, paying market, would be appropriate. Perhaps you're right, though. I'll edit it out of the top post. And remove the link; if folks are interested, it's an easy enough search.

kaolin
01-02-2013, 11:35 PM
And the listing should indicate the pay range, whether it varies a lot or not. That is a requirement for listing here.

The base pay rate is in the title ~ (pays 3c/word or 1c/word reprints)

I'll update the body to duplicate it, though.

Gale Haut
01-02-2013, 11:42 PM
I was hoping an already-existing thread for an existing, paying market, would be appropriate. Perhaps you're right, though. I'll edit it out of the top post. And remove the link; if folks are interested, it's an easy enough search.

I absolutely wish you the best in raising funds. I thought you would want to know that when I clicked on the link I was looking for updated information that would help me get out of the slush pile, and was very disappointed by the link. I really don't think that's your intention.

There has to be a better way for you to get more traffic to the campaign. Have you tried editing your signature or sharing an image and link on Facebook?

kaolin
01-02-2013, 11:54 PM
I thought you would want to know that when I clicked on the link I was looking for updated information that would help me get out of the slush pile, and was very disappointed by the link. I really don't think that's your intention.

That's a good point; I'd been thinking of it more as "Hey, there's something new with GUD". Driving people to the post and leaving them disappointed was certainly not my intent. :)

I appreciate it. :)


There has to be a better way for you to get more traffic to the campaign. Have you tried editing your signature or sharing an image and link on Facebook?

It's been shared many-wheres (Facebook included).

bladestalker
01-06-2013, 01:39 PM
is this magazine now open to submissions?

kaolin
01-06-2013, 09:47 PM
is this magazine now open to submissions?

We're currently closed to submissions, but if we can finally get Issue 7 off the ground (we've got a kickstarter going at the moment), and Issue 8, then we will likely be able to reopen.

The timeframe for that is probably a year, as we publish twice a year.