More Semiprozines

I’ll never get to look at all on the Semi-prozine directory at this rate! Certainly never going to get to look at many in depth 😦

So onto the Bs. Blackgate is apparently a Fanzine not a Semiprozine according to Matthew David Surridge who stopped by File770 for a chat. In a previous post I also knocked out Bastion and BlackStatic.

That leaves:

Bard and Sages: not much to go on from the website other than the general description and cover images.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies: A magazine specializing in secondary world fantasy fiction. Some nice stuff e.g. this story about an assassin having issues trying to assassinate somebody http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/a-killer-of-dead-men/
Was nominated (slate-free) for a Hugo in 2015.

Betwixt: The latest issue has this wonderfully creepy eco-horror story called Thirst http://betwixtmagazine.com/thirst-by-leanne-olson/ a story strong enough to make me want to read more of the magazine.

The Book Smugglers: oh, nominated in 2014 for best FANzine. So off the semiprozine list.
I wrote to The Book Smugglers and they say they are a Semiprozine – so hoorah for them 🙂 Primarily a review site for SF and YA fiction.

Bull Spec: The site has an active and regular review blog with a varied selection of books reviewed. Magazine is primarily regular columns and reviews.

Ha! Bs defeated!

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4 comments

  1. redheadedfemme

    Camestros: I think the Book Smugglers is actually a semiprozine now because since 2014, they’ve been publishing stories. Look on their sidebar and under the “Publishing” tab in their header.

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  2. Mark

    I’m a fan of Beneath Ceaseless Skies. The stories are always of a decent standard, and there’s a few gems in there. Two stories from them on my longlist for this year are Court Bindings by Karalynn Lee and The King in the Cathedral by Rich Larson. The first has an very interesting set-up followed by a nicely played twist, and the second is an interesting character piece with a game-playing automaton that you might be amused by.

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