I’m a big fan of sharing creator opportunities and different ways for authors and artists to publish their talent to the public. I had the opportunity to submit some of my “freetime” artwork to a fabulous speculative fiction publisher called Betwixt Magazine. I was lucky enough to have a painting appearing on the cover of their fall issue #9.
Here is a copy of the cover, you can click on it to read the free online issue or purchase an ebook or POD copy if you would like.
Speculative fiction is a great way for new talent to break into the indie scene. You can find just about any niche of spec fiction out there that will match your style of work. This is actually my second cover for a spec fiction publisher. The first was for the former Mindflights magazine a couple years ago.
For writers I feel this is a great way to adapt any un-used comic scripts to story form and maybe even make some money in the process. As a publisher I see allot of writers out there without a creative team and Spec Fiction can help bridge the gap to getting your work in print. And the same goes for artists too. Un-used artwork can be “recycled” by submitting it to SF publishers.
Here is a old but great list of Speculative Fiction publishers. Some are defunct, but it gives a great place to start your search. Some publishers you have to work your way up to, but submitting anyhow doesn’t cost you anything but a lost opportunity.
Speculative Fiction Markets
You can learn more about Speculative Fiction and some other ideas for breaking into the writing industry at my Hub page.
Good Luck with your Submissions!
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