The Crimson Guild Book Promo.


Hello Readers,

Good news! I’m currently running a promo on ‘The Crimson Guild’ and for one week only, I’ve dropped the price by 50%. This fantasy novella follows the story of Conall O’Lorcan, a boy with a rage inside of him, a rage he doesn’t know how to control. Cast out of his village, he seeks a new life where nobody knows his secrets. But when he is recruited into a guild of thieves, his secrets become hard to hide.

The book is available from multiple retailers, including: Apple, Kobo and Amazon. So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy while it is going cheap.

If you love fantasy then this is a book for you. Don’t believe me? Check out the reviews on Goodreads.

Please share this post with anyone you think may be interested in this special offer, and of course, if you do grab yourself a copy and you enjoy the read, the best thank you any author can wish for is a review from a happy reader.

Allan Walsh writes Fantasy and Horror. If you’re looking for something new to read in these genres, why not check out his books here.


Easy Prey – Free for Three.

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Hello Readers,

I am writing this post to give you all a heads up on my latest book promo. I have my short horror story ‘Easy Prey’ on Kindle Unlimited (KU). Under the terms of KU the book is exclusive to Amazon. But don’t worry… if you don’t own a kindle, you can download the free app from your store. For those that do not subscribe to KU, I am making ‘Easy Prey’ free for 3 days commencing today, 1st of February 2018 (Pacific time).

Because it is only a short story it usually retails for under a dollar, so it isn’t a huge saving, but hey… free is free after all. And it gives you a chance to trial my writing without spending any cash. So why not grab yourself a copy and give me a go.

Still not convinced? Maybe this blurb will sway you:

Something sinister lurks around Shady Ridge. It’s places like this you can find easy prey. Mack Conway is a creep with an eye for the ladies. Life hasn’t exactly been kind to him. It could be better if he just played nice, but he ain’t nice… and he’s looking for trouble.

Please share this post with anyone you think may be interested in a copy, and of course, if you do grab yourself a copy and you enjoy the read, the best thank you any author can wish for is a review from a happy reader.

Allan Walsh writes Fantasy and Horror. If you’re looking for something new to read in these genres, why not check out his books here.

Checking Out My Books? Here’s a Tip.

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Picture by wackystuff

Hello Readers,

I have previously blogged to let you know my books are available in my local libraries, but I was recently reviewing the distribution channels for my books, and I realized that I have not yet told you they are available on Overdrive. Why am I telling you this now? Because Overdrive is a service used by many libraries for e-books and audio books. It means that if your local library uses Overdrive, my books will be listed on their catalogue. And more importantly, if they do not currently have a copy in stock, you can recommend that they go ahead and order one in. Once they receive a stock copy of a book it becomes available for library members to check out.

So, if you get your books from your local library and want to (literally) check out my books, why not jump online and see if they have them in stock. If they do not, I’d suggest recommending that they order a copy and put it on hold for you when they receive it. If they like your recommendation, they will order a copy in (this usually only takes a couple of weeks). Once it arrives you’ll be notified via email and you can log in to check it out.

That’s my tip on checking out my books from your local library. On that note, I’d just like to say that our libraries do a great service for the community and can do with all the support they can get. So if you do not currently make use of their facilities, why not give them a go.

When Opportunity Knocks.

Hello Readers and Carpe Diem!

That’s right, I’m using that term most often associated with the Dead Poets’ society – “Seize the day”. When opportunity knocks, sometimes you’ve just got to jump on board and ride it through the field of hopes and dreams. Which brings me to my point… I will be making an appearance at Little Gnome Bookshop in Wynnum tomorrow for their Indie Author Day. I know it is short notice, but originally, I wanted to attend this event and I wasn’t able to make it. Now the stars aligned and I have the opportunity to be there. So, I’m going to take advantage of it. If you are in the neighbourhood, why not drop in… and, if your there to purchase a copy of one of my books, I’ll be happy to sign it for you. For those that can’t make it along, I hope you have a great weekend. And remember, don’t let those opportunities pass you by!

You can find more details on the Indie Author Day here.

Allan Walsh writes Fantasy and Horror. If you’re looking for something new to read in these genres, why not check out his books here.

Looking for somewhere to submit your fiction? Maybe this is for you.


Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction. Issues are published monthly and available on our website, for purchase in ebook format, and via electronic subscription. All original fiction is also published in our trade paperback series from Wyrm Publishing. We are currently open for art, non-fiction and short story submissions.

Fiction Guidelines

Word Limit: 1000-16000 words, no exceptions
Pay Rate: 10¢ per word for the first 5000 words, 8¢ for each word over 5000
Genres: Science fiction and fantasy
Language: English (We accept stories from all over the world. Translations are welcome.)
Rights: We claim first world electronic rights (text and audio), first print rights (author must be willing to sign copies), and non-exclusive anthology rights for our annual Clarkesworld anthology. If you are unfamiliar with the term “First Rights,” an explanation can be found here.

Last Chance!


Tomorrow is the final day to get your free copy of “Darkness In Shadows” from Sci-Fi and Scary. If you don’t want to miss out, head over to the  Sci-Fi and Scary site now.

Interested in a free e-copy of “Darkness in Shadows”?


If you are interested in getting a free copy of “Darkness In Shadows” head over to Sci-Fi and Scary. This blog enables readers to review books with the comfort of knowing the author will not be advised who completed the review.

This short story will be available on Sci-Fi and Scary for 1 month only. So if you’re interested, get in while the offer stands.


Tin House is Accepting Unsolicited Submissions for 2017

25 August 2016

Tin House is Accepting Unsolicted Submissions for 2017

“Tin House is an invaluable repository of fine American writing and American fiction, presented in a crisp and entertaining visual format.”
– Stephen King

The first issue of literary magazine Tin House was published in 1999. Based in Portland, Oregon, Tin House publishes fiction, essays, and poetry, and its contributors have frequently been recognised by major American literary awards and anthologies including the Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Prize.

Throughout September Tin House will be accepting submissions for its first three issues of 2017:

  • Spring – Theme: Rehab, to be published 1 March 2017
  • Summer – Open, non-themed, to be published 1 June 2017
  • Fall – Theme: True Crime, to be published 1 September 2017

Writers are asked to submit only one story or essay (10,000-word limit), or up to five poems at a time. Submissions are welcomed from emerging writers, as well as more established ones. The editors particular seek work that is “new and fresh, unlike what [they’ve] read and published before.”

Submissions open on 1 September and close on 30 September. For further details visit the Tin House website.

For some extra tips before submitting your work, read our popular posts on How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Magazines and Mistakes Writers Make When Submitting to Literary Magazines.

Taking Submissions – Overland


Writers, we want your fiction about women! But hurry – entries close at 11.59pm on 31st of August.

Overland is looking for fiction for its next special issue, The idea of women, to be guest edited by Mandy Beaumont and Craig Bolland and published in October.

Click here for more details

Submissions – Gods and Monsters.


Gods & Monsters

As of August 23, 2016 Book Smugglers Publishing is currently open for short stories submissions for publication in 2017. Click here for more details.