on April 1st, 2010 at 09:30 am
Rumors about our new venture have been spreading for weeks, and it's time that John and I finally came clean. Next month we'll be launching a call for submissions to our new, bi-monthly sister magazine, Spicy Troubadour.
John and I have been getting letters for years asking for more stories about bards, minstrels, and troubadours in adventurous situations and exotic positions, and we finally decided to bow to public demand. We didn't want to change the core makeup of the fiction within Black Gate, hence Spicy Troubadour.
Heading up the new venture will be Managing Editor John C. Hocking, author of Conan and the Emerald Lotus, recent recipient of the Harper's Pen award, and owner of the largest collection of troubadour music and antique, clashing-legged lederhosen in all of Michigan.
While the primary thrust of the magazine will be stories about medieval music makers, to broaden appeal, Spicy Troubadour will also print comic Viking stories, and urban fantasies featuring vampires with talking cats.
We look forward to reading your submissions! Further details will be posted as the launch date nears.