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Last minute call for advertisers for issue 6.

Still haven’t sold the back cover ($200) or back inside cover ($100) for issue 6. Full color, 8.5×11. Publication date July 30, on newsstands until late fall. Final art due July 15. Contact for details. Previous back covers have included Pyr, … Continue reading

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Further afield. Some things beginning to unwrap.

So: making a bit of a regional and further push as I put the wraps on issue #2. (Which includes another box, though I have to decide how many.) A lot (lot!) of the regional pushes (Acme Comics in Greensboro, … Continue reading

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Issue #1 is back in stock. In a big, big way. And quarters. And more.

So. I can’t really say enough about Publisher’s Press, without whom I don’t think it would have been possible to start an honest-to-goodness, full-size, glossy, thick stock, some color print magazine at all. When I sold out of issue #1 at … Continue reading

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Two new homes for Bull Spec! Also, flyers! Also, a brief aside on selling out.

I’m very happy indeed that there are two more places in the Triangle where folks can get their hands on a copy of Bull Spec #2: The Durham County Library’s Southwest Regional Branch on Shannon Road, and Duke University’s Gothic … Continue reading

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Closed to non-local submissions until 10 July.

As I’ve just updated the status on the guidelines page to indicate, Bull Spec is now temporarily closed to non-local submissions until (at least) 10 July as I try to catch up on the backlog of submissions and take stock … Continue reading

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Things which BULL SPEC needs to do:

To send issue #2 to the printers. (Soon.) See #1: finish edits on the reviews. Thank goodness interviews are locked and loaded, and final story edits are in my inbox! All art is locked in! Ads are almost locked in, … Continue reading

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Slight update to guidelines: no more multiple fiction submissions.

Simultaneous submissions are still welcome, and current multiple submissions will be read, but (1) due to giving not having “reading periods” a go and (2) the volume of submissions this is a change I’m having to make. It has been … Continue reading

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We’re pleased to announce that BULL SPEC #1 is open for pre-orders.

While I’m sure we’ll find the edge cases that lurk and wait to bite, no orders are getting mangled or lost. So: BULL SPEC #1 is open for pre-orders: [And source code for the Google App Engine to Paypal … Continue reading

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Pardon the mess; Getting ready for pre-orders.

Pardon the mess, folks. There will be some intermittent issues at and — and potentially the e-mails — while we roll over some DNS records in preparation for opening a simple site to start accepting pre-orders for … Continue reading

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Looking for a serialized graphic novel for the 2010 run.

OK. Let’s do this. BULL SPEC is looking for a 4 issue (2-4 full size pages each) spec fiction related comic for the 2010 run. Reprints OK. PG to low PG-13 rating. For original work: Not pro advance payment for … Continue reading

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