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Which theme/topic do you think would the most fun and/or interesting to explore in the Citadel's next fiction anthology?

Golems
1 (4.2%)
Dreams
3 (12.5%)
Eldritch Horrors
6 (25%)
Witches
0 (0%)
'Impregnable' fortresses
3 (12.5%)
Shipwrecked/marooned
3 (12.5%)
Libraries/Books
4 (16.7%)
Airships
3 (12.5%)
Duels
0 (0%)
Priests/Clergy
1 (4.2%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: March 27, 2017, 08:04:25 PM

Author Topic: Epub Issue 4  (Read 466 times)

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Epub Issue 4
« on: February 25, 2017, 07:04:25 PM »
In 2015 Scras said, "Hey let's do an Epub."

Then Scras said "The Epub needs a unfying theme or topic"

I'm paraphrasing here, but you get the idea.


We have done three Issues thus far (you can find links to them all at www.exftc.com). The themes for the first three issue have been

Shapeshifters

Wizards

Steeds


We need a new theme for issue 4.   

This poll will run for 30 days and everybody gets three votes.

Help us pick a theme, and then pitch in and write a story for issue 4.   

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 02:50:41 PM »
I went very Lovecraftian: Dreams, Eldrich, Books
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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 09:04:35 AM »
And the ''Eldritch Horrors'' theme appears to be in the lead, much to my delight.  :cthulhu:
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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 09:46:23 AM »
Man, there's a lot of Lovecraft fans here,(me too)
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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 08:16:14 PM »
I wouldn't even try to put out a "Lovecraft" themed issue without including Maggot's prose.  His style, more than any of ours, is closer to Lovecraft or Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 12:15:22 PM »
So is it official?

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 01:48:52 PM »
No, let's give it some more time. A lot regulars haven't voted.

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 06:11:22 PM »
With Eldritch Horror as the front-runner, I'm taking some steps to prepare for this I just picked up the Anthology, American Gothic Tales.  This includes those you would have expected Lovecraft, Poe, Stephen King, and Ray Bradbury but Robert Chambers (who Muro introduced me to) noticeably missing. 

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 06:50:37 AM »
I know there are other votes out there

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 07:34:50 PM »
Bump, another week

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 06:54:53 PM »
I volunteer to read and comment ,desirious of an Asst Editor job
 
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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 03:24:08 PM »
Max you can do as much reading and commenting as you like, you will be huge help, hope is that every interested citadel member will review and give feedback on the stories

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 06:27:43 PM »
Cool! I wanna readem as early as allowed, email me
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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 09:35:14 PM »
Bumping this one last time

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2017, 08:44:55 PM »
Issue 1 and Issue 2 are now available for Nook.  If you know any Nook users, my Mom is one of them but that is all I got, and you want them to read some interesting speculative fiction please share these links.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wizards-am-rowe/1126002290?ean=2940157506605

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shifts-in-shape-am-rowe/1126002324?ean=2940157506612

You can also find links at www.exftc.com

We kick off issue 4 next week. I hope all you writers will contribute.

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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2017, 08:45:28 AM »
Hey all!!!!
I am promising 72 hour turnaround time on reading your work for issue 4, I'm not a REAL editor but will be happy to give broad feedback, quickly. All you have to do is ask.
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Re: Epub Issue 4
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 08:25:51 PM »
 :cthulhu:

It is official.  The theme for issue 4 is Eldritch Horror. 

A Gothic Landscape;

Unspeakable Corruption;

The Smallness of the Human Condition;

A Touch of Madness and a Taste of Power;

And Prose so Purple you'd think it was living it with Ike Turner;

Yup subbest sub-genre of the sub-genre.  I am excited and a little intimidated.


The epub has pushed me and others to write more, and to write more complete and accessible stories. It isn't easy and I have started more stories than I finished, but I did finish stories. And it is fun. I have enjoyed reading and working on all the stories.

Let's shoot for completed and publishable drafts (proofing and copy editing aside) by the end of June.