As we enter 2016, I find myself looking back on the calendar year we leave behind. 2015 was a big year for Dark Futures.
We launched Phase 2 Magazine and successfully released the four planned, quarterly issues. They didn’t always release as early as I would have liked, but they all fell within their designated window. I also feel like their internal content was all quality and something we can be proud to look back on again and again. All of this, of course, behind some truly fantastic covers by our artist, Jason Miller.
All of this was done with the aid of our dedicated submissions editors, including Ty Black who also pulls double duty as our main reviewer. None of this would have been possible without them.
We increased posting on our site with more reviews and interviews than ever before. We really appreciate the writers who took the time to let us interview them, both for NaNoWriMo and otherwise.
Traffic to the website increased and we had increased interactivity on social media from our followers who are now taking notice to a greater extent than ever before. We love hearing from you.
2015 was a good year for us. That said, we plan to make 2016 great.
We will be continuing Phase 2 Magazine as a quarterly publication and we will be releasing the first Phase 2 omnibus, which will contain all the stories from the first for issues and more.
As we are aware many of our followers are writers themselves, we will begin posting a writing prompt to the site every Sunday. You will be free to do what you want with the prompt but many of them will have themes appropriate for submission to Phase 2. We are also accepting suggestions of prompts to use. If you would like to suggest a prompt, email it to submissions (at) darkfuturesfiction (dot) net and include PROMPT in the subject line. If we use your suggested prompt, you will be credited by name and with a single link you provide (if so desired).
We will also be launching a collaborative world building and writing project called the Delta Sector Project. Details on that will be posted tomorrow.
All in all, we had a great year and we have a lot to look forward to in the coming year. We’d like to thank you all for making this possible and hope you stick around to see what it to come.