Happy new year, from all of us here at Dark Futures! There are a lot of changes in store for Dark Futures in the coming year and we hope you will enjoy the result.
The first thing, if you haven’t already heard, is we will be launching a quarterly ezine called Phase 2. The first issue will be out some time this month. Issues of Phase 2 will be 99¢ and, at first, available exclusively through Amazon. At the end of the year, all issues will be collected and made available elsewhere, including in print.
Next, we will be making changes to how the site operates. As you may know, we published prose or poetry on a nearly weekly basis during our first year of operation. During our second year, publications have slowed down considerable. Going into our third year, we would like to publish different content on the site. We are currently looking for people who would be interested in writing reviews for us. These reviews can be of books, comics, television, movies, video games, or anything else which could fit our theme. We would also like to publish interviews and other kinds of articles, which could even include promotions for upcoming events you would like to spread the word about. We will also be publishing at least one regular serial and, most likely, other bits of prose and poetry from time to time. If you have any suggestions, or would like to write for us, send an email to editor(at)DarkFuturesFiction.net and we will get back to you.
Finally, we are changing our payment structure for contributing writers. Now we will be paying a flat rate of $5 for each accepted story, regardless of if it has previously been published or not. Writers should also note we will no longer be covering the PayPal fees for these payments. We are doing this to streamline our process.
Thank you for your support in 2014, we hope you hang around for 2015. It’s going to be great.