Monday, February 02, 2009
I know that I said I'd never do it, but I hereby announce that Horror Drive-In will soon be publishing original fiction on the website. The reasons for this are varied. One, there is a lot of talent out there and there are relatively few places to sell or read short horror fiction. Two, it's getting more difficult to avoid electronic fiction all the time. Three, I think it will be good for the site and I think that readers will enjoy what we have in mind so far.
In case anyone is wondering, as this seems to be an important issue for certain people in the genre, Horror Drive-In will be paying professional rates for its stories. Making sure that the authors are properly compensated is our number one concern.
Also, to the writers out there, we will be on an invitation-only basis, for at least the time being. We simply don't have the time to go through piles of manuscripts.
Horror Drive-In plans to feature fiction from some of the best writers in the genre. Solid, reliable talent, from names that every serious fan will be familiar with. This is a labor of passion for us and we wish to work with writers that we have loved for years. Not that we'll be against newer talent, but the focus will be on established writers.
I'm proud to announce that Andrew Monge, known on the message boards as among736, will be the Horror Drive-In Fiction Editor. Andy is a longtime fan of the genre and he has impeccable taste in fiction. He's also one of the coolest people I know, either in or out of the community.
For at least the time being, we are going to be featuring short works. I guess the term is Flash Fiction. We're aware that many readers aren't comfortable reading on a computer, or off of printed out pages. The works will be easily read in a few minutes. Perhaps in time we'll start to go with longer pieces of fiction. This is depending upon the degree of popularity that this proposed series will see.
The first story will appear approximately one week from today. Our debut author will be...
You'll have to stay tuned to find that out.