Blood Reign Literary Magazine is a new digital magazine that caters to lovers of the horror genre.
Its premier issue comes out on Friday the 13th. December 13th is the last Friday the 13th for this year. The launch on such a bizarre day is to pay homage to the movie franchise and will set a precursor for the parent company, Thrillerz 13 Entertainment as it releases special items on the 13th. The annual anthology will debut in 2014 will also release on a Friday 13th, this one in June 2014, the only “Freaky Friday” for 2014.
The debut edition is shaping up to be an amazing smash! Even though its primary focus is to offer a voice to new or relatively unknown authors occasionally better known, active members of the Horror Writers Association have given it notice. James S. Dorr offers us a view of the macabre with a reprint of his short, “The First Hundred Years,” and L. Andrew Cooper’s anthology submission, “Silence.”
Submissions for the December issue closed officially on November 1st allowing writers to have most of October to offer their morbid best. However Blood Reign is still receiving submissions for future issues and for the anthology which will primarily be only open for longer flash fiction (800-1000 words) or short stories that are between 1,000 and 7,500 words. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a short bio of the author, their website if available, paypal information, and submissions must be in word or PDF format. Any submissions not made in one of these formats will automatically be disregarded.
This is the official announcement that anthology payments will increase as of January 1, 2014 to $25 to allow authors the opportunity to apply as an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association. Payments are made via Paypal to allow acceptance of international submissions from Thrillerz 13 account, email@example.com
Blood Reign is currently crowdsourcing to aid the publication and promotion of the anthology so that free copies can be given to all contributors. Information on the crowdsourcing can be found here: https://fundly.com/literary-magazine
Blood Reign is also accepting advertisements for author platforms or to promote longer pieces of work such as novel releases. Advertisements range in size and price from $5-$20. Simple text based announcements in 14 point Bookman Old Style font. $10 for personalized graphics on a half page size, $15 for a whole page, and if one of Blood Reign’s graphic artists create a graphic based ad for a full page spread.
Payments for the ads can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org for PayPal Payments or to
Blood Reign Lit Magazine
P.O. Box 1822
Gray, La 70359
Upon release Blood Reign will be available via the Thrillerz 13’s publication dashboard on Smashwords.com. Thrillerz 13 is currently offering two editions of their previous digital newsletter, “Stitches” as a free sample. Issue one can be found here and Issue Two can be found here. The writers contributing to these issues worked on a volunteer basis.