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Issue #10 is out!

Posted on 2015-10-02 at 16:39 by montsamu

So, yeah. This isn't the newsletter, though October's is coming real soon now. This is... This is something new. (Or old.) This is, dare I say it, a try at an e-issue, starting small, seeing where it goes. Let me know if you like it. It's got: Nick Mamatas reviewing A Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy; Stephen Messer interviewing Durham author J.J. Johnson about her new novel Believarexic ahead of her appearance tomorrow at The Regulator Bookshop; an essay by J.M. McDermott about Nu Nu Yi's Smile as The

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2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award preliminary eligibility list announced

Posted on 2014-12-03 at 4:49 by montsamu

The preliminary eligibility list for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy has been announced, including 79 titles published by NC authors last year. Cover gallery time? Cover gallery time!

The Threads of Earth The Demon's Gate Mega: A Deep Sea Thriller Z-Burbia 3: Estate Of The Dead Dead Team Alpha AntiBio: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller

Mega 2: Baja Blood Kaiju Winter: An End Of The World Thriller Z-Burbia 4: Cannibal Road Intentional Haunting Mega 3: When Giants Collide Beginning a Beginning

Resistance (Replica, #2) The Gifted Dead (Gifted, #1) Revolution (Replica, #3) Railroad! Volume Nine: The Princess and the Peak Railroad! Volume Ten: Of Mice and Mechanical Men The Girl in the Road

Visitors (Pathfinder, #3) Earth Awakens (The First Formic War, #3) Abby and the Magic Key Mistress of Land and Sea The Sea Without a Shore (Lt. Leary, #10) The Savior (Raj Whitehall, #10)

Salvage Protecting His Witch (Keeper Of The Veil, #1) Darkness Unbound (Scimitar Magi#3) The Broken Road (Frayed Empire, #1) Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny, #1)

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark The Book of Bart Dead New World Pathway to Spirit (Gillian Boone, #2) The Way of the Power (The Malja Chronicles, #5) Finders, Inc.

A Country of Ghosts The Seventh Bride Ardent Ascension (Rise Of The Ardent, #2) The Ghost Train to New Orleans (The Shambling Guides, #2) A Whisper in Time (Whisper Falls #2) Whispers from the Past (Whisper Falls #3)

I Wish (I Wish, #1) Reign of Ash (Ascendant Kingdoms, #2) Deadly Curiosities (Deadly Curiosities, #1) Bad Wizard Daughter of Chaos (Red Magic, #1) Beautiful Curse

 Vengeance (Fracture, #2) The Wonder of All Things The Narrow Gate: A Supernatural Thriller (Solom) After: Milepost 291 (After, #3) After: Whiteout (AFTER post-apocalyptic series, Book 4)

Spider Bite: A Vampire Thriller (The Spider Trilogy, # 3) Bone And Cinder: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (Zapheads Book 1) Morningside Fall (Legends of the Duskwalker #2) The Body Electric The Battle of Castle Nebula (The Cendrillon Cycle, #1) The Map to Everywhere (Pirate Stream, #1)

Fairs' Point (Astreiant, #3) Silver Bullet (The Order of the Air, #3) Wild Card (Raine Benares, #0.5) The God Factor (The Apocrypha Book 1) The Creator Code (The Apocrypha Book 2) The Babylon Effect (The Apocrypha Book 3)

Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter, #2) Tempestas Viator (Enoch the Traveler) Lark Ascending (Skylark, #3) This Shattered World (Starbound, #2) Darkest Fear (Birthright, #1) The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

Scout's Honor Crown Of Ice The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Crazy Case of Foreman James (A Cletus J. Diggs Supernatural Mystery) Stroad's Cross

Whew! That's a lot of books.

UPDATE: A few more books and covers that weren't available the first go-round:

The Light Who Shines (Bluebell Kildare, #1) Kaiju Storm (Kaiju Winter Book 2) Railroad! Volume Eleven: Elephant in the Doom  Lost Lake Max's Hungry Ghost Cover

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Announcement: author Robert V.S. Redick joins the lineup for the Summer Speculative Fiction event

Posted on 2013-05-23 at 19:16 by montsamu

I've very excited to announce that we've added another author to the already amazing lineup for the 3rd annual Bull Spec Summer Speculative Fiction event. That author is Robert V.S. Redick, author of The Chathrand Voyage Quartet, recently completed with book 4, The Night of the Swarm, in February. Redick studied literature and Russian at the University of Virginia, tropical conservation and development at the University of Florida, and fiction writing in the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in

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As of late last night, this is what you'll get if you submit a story:

Posted on 2011-10-02 at 17:55 by montsamu

Thanks for sending a story to Bull Spec! We are indeed open and reading submissions as of October 1, and yours has been received and tagged into the submissions process. Where it goes from here is: a first reader (right now: me) will take a look, and decide whether it looks like something that the fiction editors, Natania Barron and Eric Gregory, should consider. You may hear directly back from a first reader via a form letter in the case of a rejection, or you'll be notified when and if the story is

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Bull Spec: Year 3, with fiction editors Natania Barron and Eric Gregory.

Posted on 2011-05-24 at 15:24 by montsamu

Wait. Just wait a minute. Year 2 has barely started and I'm talking about Year 3?

I'm talking about Year 3.

When I started Bull Spec, I committed to two years. Thanks to an awful lot of support (and trust, and work) from you all, I think that the magazine should go longer. I haven't been accepting stories, or, in point of fact, reading many stories—if I can't accept them, I shouldn't be reading them, or at least that's my excuse today—and that simply can't go on. So I've been trying to get a plan set which

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Whew. Announcements a-plenty a-go-go!

Posted on 2011-04-15 at 16:36 by montsamu

OK. Here we go, announcements time!

1. Bull Spec #5 is available now! IN PRINT: You can (1) come to Quail Ridge Books tonight for the launch party at 7:30; (2) wait until early next week for the issue to show up on local newsstands; or (3) order (or, you know, subscribe...) print copies at []. IN PDF: (1) E-bookstores Weightless Books ($) and Wizard's Tower Books (£) both have the issue available, or (2) via the still-funky-clunky e-order page.

2. The issue contains the winner of the Bull Spec

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Well, BULL SPEC is a quarterly. Issue #4 now available!

Posted on 2010-12-30 at 21:27 by montsamu

While print copies won't be available until the launch party at The Regulator on Wednesday, January 12th, BULL SPEC #4 is available now for orders and downloads and sample previewing in the usual places.

Again the cover is from Carrboro's Jason Strutz:

And behold! the contents of what squeezed into the 64 68! pages, cut-and-pasted nearly unformatted from layout for now:

Cover Art
Jet Packs! Jason Strutz

4 Freedom Acres Andrew Magowan
12 O, Harvard Square! Nick Mamatas
16 The Burning Room David Tallerman
21 A

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We Want Poetry!

Posted on 2010-10-16 at 22:52 by Dan Campbell

With issue 3 available for pre-order, our poetry editor is hungry for more poems. Please feed him! We want poetry that takes one outside the ordinary, grabs the reader in the guts, and offers up a feast. The best guide to our taste is to read past issues of Bull Spec: send us something that would go well with the other poems we've published, would complement the stories, would add a little spice or would distill the essence of the whole in a single drop.

We're particularly fond of verse that shows a story,

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BULL SPEC #3 has gone to the printers! (Pre-orders, anyone?)

Posted on 2010-10-06 at 21:37 by montsamu

Whew. It's been quite a ride, but Bull Spec #3 is now in the printer's hands. That means:

Some notes of interest:

  • United Kingdom orders or subscriptions may select United States shipping! Yeah!
  • I'm working on Australia

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Welcome aboard, Alex and Dan!

Posted on 2010-08-09 at 23:33 by montsamu

Folks may get the idea that I need to get help. Well, I have.

Alex Granados is coming on as associate editor. He'll be doing some fiction editing, handling the rewrite process, copy editing, and, when I get things sorted out enough to even be able to get help on that front, reading story submissions. His background is, like mine, in the newspaper world, and I've been so very fortunate to run into him.

Dan Campbell is coming on as the new Bull Spec poetry editor. He'll be handling the poetry page(s) up until

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