Here’s a book event at L1 Waterstones for Horror fans.
Where can an author, aspiring or established, who wants to write horror or dark fantasy fiction get their short stories published? And Illustrators? Well there are penty of places but if they want; a chance of recognition, an appearance in print, a few thousand readers, influential reviews, a ‘professional sale’ good editing and an exceptional layout, for their work Black Static Magazine is the answer.
Black Static; In Waterstone’s Liverpool One
Black Static is a horror fiction and dark fantasy short story magazine published bimonthly by TTA Press and now in its fourth year.
It will be on sale in Waterstone’s Liverpool One from 18:00 to 20:00 on Friday 26th November 2010. The evening will be a showcase for the magazine Ellen Datlow called ‘The most consistently excellent horror magazine published’ – Black Static.
Authors Graham Joyce, Simon Kurt Unsworth and Wigan’s Paul Finch, who have all contributed stories to Black Static or its precursor The Third Alternative, will read from their work.
Tickets are £2 and are redeemable against any horror book purchased on the night. You can book and pay by phone 0151 709 9820.
Waterstone’s Liverpool One is the largest bookstore in Merseyside and features the biggest single floor of books in Europe, with over 3km of shelves on the first floor. The Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror section is the most successful in the region both in terms of sales and growth. The store runs many events featuring local, national and global best-selling authors.
Just think; to look at every book on the first floor you can walk 3 km, over 1 3/4 miles, that’s about 230 calories used looking at books. Why visit a gym?
Although this is only a one evening event, Waterstones won’t be stocking Black Static – or Interzone – anytime soon, we hope it will be a successful for both parties and will lead to more of such in the future. So please come along and spread the word. This will be the second of Waterstone’s Liverpool One horror readings and the Twisted Tales website shows more details including images from the 1st event.
Graham Joyce http://www.grahamjoyce.net
Simon K Unsworth http://simonkurtunsworth.wordpress.com/
Paul Finch http://www.blakefriedmann.co.uk/bookclients/_319
Twisted Tales http://www.twistedtalesevents.blogspot.com/
TTA Press http://ttapress.com/
About Black Static http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/about/
Current Issue http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/currentissue/