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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2008, 04:50:50 PM »
Hi Simon,
Steve will probably answer this as well, but while I'm here online I thought I would respond.
We haven't thought about a word count before now.
I think if you were planning on writing a piece of fiction over the 4,000 limit then we would consider splitting it into two parts. You might then want to think about how to split it up, ie do you want to finish with a cliffhanger of some sort.
If it's longer than 10,000 you are getting into seriously long short story there and we might consider serialising it over 3 or 4 issues, and again you would want to think about how it is structered.
When you start talking about a novel length piece of fiction then really, do you want to be posting it on the HL? Shouldn't you be submitting it to agents, publishers etc?
In a way length is immaterial, it's the quality that we are looking for.

Hope that helps.
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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2008, 04:58:19 PM »
I agree with what Ken wrote, really, makes sense to me totally :)
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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2008, 05:11:46 PM »
So you're saying an upper limit of around 4000 words for a single issue submission ??



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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2008, 05:17:36 PM »
OK cheers, I was looking at about 1200, so that's fine.

For your perusal, I'm adapting a story I wrote 10 years ago!

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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2008, 03:05:39 AM »
OK, ready to submit.

What format would you like and where should I send it, your hotmail?

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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2008, 06:04:46 AM »
Hi mate :)

Word Doc., an OpenOffice file, or Notepad (.txt) will do fine.  :)
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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2008, 08:53:48 PM »
Steve, sorry I couldn't get anything together for issue one, but I'm working on something right now.
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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2008, 04:43:02 AM »
No problem at all, Ollie! :)
Hope to hear from you soon. :)
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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2008, 05:36:09 PM »
Hi Steve

I haven't been on here much recently, but have been reading this thread this evening.  In the end I didn't send anything in for the first edition, partly to avoid what you mention.... I didn't want to dash off some rubbish which wouldn't do much for my showpiece, or add hits to your magazine!  Also, at the moment I sweat blood over each word I write, and I am trying to get things off for payment.  That doesn't mean I wouldn't submit to you though.  As Paul said, there are various reasons for writing, and sometimes I can't think of a suitable market, even though I may be pleased with what I have written.

But I hope it continues to get hits.  I will keep an eye on it, and may try and submit something when (and if) I become a bit more established as a writer... or just a bit better!

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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2008, 06:04:18 PM »
Hi Dawn, nice to see you around again :)

That's fine, mate, no problem at all :)
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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2008, 05:53:20 AM »
OK, submitted!

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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2008, 09:47:08 AM »
I'd be interested in submitting...would "The Abbey" I posted earlier be something you're looking for? 

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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2008, 04:40:27 PM »
Yes, Alex, a continuation of 'The Abbey' would be fine :)

Just a reminder for writers interested in submitting to Issue 2 - please send your submissions in Word doc., .rtf or .txt format to:
contact@hardlinemagazine.com


Thank you :)

Please note: Issue Two submissions need to be in by April 28th.
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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2008, 05:51:03 PM »
Awesome.  Not sure how much writing I'll actually be able to do between now and April 28th (all my grad school projects are due April 23/May 1st) but I'll see what I can do.  When would you want the next round of submissions? (for issue 3) It might be better for me to plan for them so I don't rush a continuation of "The Abbey" along with all my other projects. 
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Re: New Magazine Requires Fresh Writing Talent
« Reply #59 on: April 13, 2008, 05:53:22 PM »
In that case, mate, maybe you should submit something for Issue 3. :)
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