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Five Tor.com novellas to help you fall in love with shorter books

When the incredibly popular review, article, and free short story site Tor.com announced they would be publishing novellas, I honestly had a bit of a publishing-business-gasm. What an absolute masterstroke of strategy to use...

An Interview with Dyrk Ashton

Hail grimlings! This issue I finally caught up with that wily rapscallion Dyrk Ashton. If you don’t know Dyrk’s work, he is currently working on finishing his Paternus series—books 1 and 2 are already...

3 freelance editors worth every red cent

When you aren’t assigned an editor by a publishing house, parsing through and selecting the right freelance editor for you can be incredibly difficult. Some editors are qualified, some are not; some have swish...

REVIEW: Never Die by Rob J. Hayes

When the cover of Never Die was revealed a few months back, I was instantly hooked. It had a clearly Asian feel to it for which I have a fondness thanks to having read...

Stop whinging about the cost of ebooks

Reading community: I have a bone to pick with some of you. For the love of the literary gods can you stop flipping out about the cost of ebooks. Let’s forget the years of...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine to end its relationship with Small Press United

Last year was a year of learning how not to run a tiny press like Grimdark Magazine. One of the many valuable business lessons I did learn is recognising when I’ve overreached my small business’ and...

SPFBO

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off and the Evolution of Publishing

Chances are you’ve heard of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (or SPFBO) at some point in the last two years, a contest where 300 self-published authors submit their novels to ten blogging sites who review...

Announcement: Grimdark Magazine to Go Live with SPU Next Week

For the next 3-10 days, the entire Grimdark Magazine catalogue will be offline and unavailable for purchase. Sweet literary gods, why? While we were mid-project creation for Evil is a Matter of Perspective I pitched our...

Omnicide Publishing

Announcement: Omnicide Publishing Joint Venture

Grimdark Magazine and Dirge Magazine are combining top-shelf dark fiction with the best in engaging new media to create Omnicide Publishing. The joint venture’s goal is to create something new in the fields of:...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists

Starting June 15th the GdM team will be using Kickstarter to raise $19,500USD (just over $27,100AUD) to fund Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. Our anthology will put you in the shoes of...