30 March 2021

Consider Kindness

Yes! We are working hard on the marvelous May 31, 2021 issue of Electric Spec. The submission deadline for this issue is fast approaching: April 15, 2021 U.S. Mountain Time Zone. Get those stories in! Thank you if you have already submitted.

I must admit some real-world events have overtaken us, or at least, me. I live less than a mile from a recent mass-shooting in the U.S. The rest of the editors live in the same general area. Consequently, I have no stomach for stories full of dead bodies. If you have such a story, please wait to submit it. If you've already submitted such a story: sorry, try another market.

We will all get through these challenging times with time and kindness.

Take care!

23 March 2021

Consider vaccination

The pandemic has been challenging for everyone.
Please continue to follow best safety practices: wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your hands, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
Please consider getting the vaccination when you are eligible.

I'm looking forward to the day when we're all safe! Take care!

16 March 2021

Consider writing positive

We're still enjoying the fabulous February 2021 issue of Electric Spec. But we have started reading slush for the next issue. We've already received many, many stories. If you've submitted one: thank you!

The last year has been difficult for everyone. At the last Electric Spec meeting the editors discussed how tough it had been and how we didn't really have the stomach for negative, depressing, or dytopian stories.
So, if you're writing, consider creating a story with a more positive spin. Optimistic stories will get more editor-love in the near future.

Hopefully, things will get better and better as 2021 progresses...

09 March 2021

Fun February Issue!

The February 28, 2021 issue of Electric Spec is loads of fun. Did you see the excellent cover art:
feb 2021 cover

by Anselmo J. Alliegro?

Did you read part 1 of Nikki Baird's enjoyable short story "The Iron That Binds?" What will happen in part 2?

Did you read the fascinating interview of D.A. D'Amico Interview by Candi Cooper-Towler? How has D.A. managed to published in Electric Spec multiple times? What does he know about audio publication? Read about these topics and much more!

02 March 2021

Woo hoo! New issue!

We're still very excited about the fabulous February 2021 issue of Electric Spec. Perhaps you've already devoured the whole thing? If not...

Here's what we've got for you in our first 2021 issue:

  • "Al and the Skeleton Tree" by Paul Wilson--Is the most notorious tree in a run-down neighborhood really haunted...or is the mystery even deeper?
  • "Keeper John" by Bill Hughes--An elite courier of magical artifacts receives the deadliest package of his career.
  • "The Flip Side" by Jay Tyler--Extreme measures to control overpopulation conceal an even darker secret.
  • "Visiting Hours" by Selah Janel--The faerie hunter known as the Erlking pursues the one mortal who escaped him.
  • "Paper Wings" by Brian Low--In the chaos of the Three Kingdoms era, a young scavenger befriends a magical paper bird.

Woo hoo!