Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Survival By Storytelling Mag, Issue One Released!

(SQT was kind enough to let me post this here; thanks so much!) I wanted to let you all know about a new magazine called Survival By Storytelling. We recently released our first issue and are trying to let as many people as we can know about it! Survival By Storytelling features fiction, articles, and poetry by young authors (25 and under). Our first issue is packed full of stories spanning a wide range of genres, from fantasy to just plain strange. On top of that, we have commissioned articles from published authors. Here's the cover blurb:
Survival By Storytelling Magazine is dedicated to publishing fiction, poetry, and non-fiction by young authors. Included in this volume are twelve short stories, seven poems, and one article, all by authors under the age of twenty-five. In addition, authors Paul Genesse (The Golden Cord and The Dragon Hunters) and T. M. Hunter (Heroes Die Young) have contributed two articles on the publishing industry and writing. From vampires struggling with identity to guilty lovers trying to raise the dead to humorous and dark tales of life, the first issue of Survival By Storytelling is sure to tingle the senses and remind us all that age has nothing to do with a good story!
The magazine is an extension of Young Writers Online, a web community and writer's workshop for young writers, and several members of YWO are actually in the first issue. It is also non-profit. All proceeds go to paying the contributors, and a small cut goes to funding YWO, which is also non-profit. SBS is on sale through Lulu and will soon be up on Createspace and Amazon (the latter two require a different process for publication, so it has taking us a bit of extra time to get things settled there). The magazine is in print ($9) and digital formats ($5) through Lulu. We're also holding a sale throughout the month of November. When you enter the code GREATBOOK at checkout, you will save 10% off the book. It expires at the end of the month, but since all proceeds go to the contributors or YWO, it's worth the few bucks to snatch up a copy now! If you're interested in learning more about SBS, feel free to check out our release notes or our website. Any questions regarding the magazine can be left here in the comments or directed to me at sbsmag[at]yahoo[dot]com. We're (hopefully) going to have a "Letters to the Editor" feature in the next issue, so any thoughts you have about SBS are greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading!


SQT said...

Hey Shaun-- Good luck!

S.M.D. said...

Thanks :). I hope it does well.