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Black Gate to Launch Sister Magazine

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.

Comments

Oh boy! I am sending you my 350,000 word fantasy about singing unicorns. Only I can't afford the postage, so watch for it COD!
O silly Sartorias -- just FAX 'em your 350,000 magnum opus. It will be so much easier and less expensive for them and for you!

Love, c.
GREAT IDEA!
I'll also fax the 1000 GB data file of appendices, drawings, maps, and alphabets!
Excellent! They won't have to wait to see the entire spectacular package! Wooo!

Doncha lurve yur modern tech?

Love, c.
Yes--in fact, why not order up a 100k print run, and let Black Gate find itself in the best seller business before they knew they were going to print books. Everybody will thank me then. I will begin practicing my Hugo speech today.
And I -- I shall be Queen!*

I mean, I'll applaud your speech!

Love, C.

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* Donald Sutherland, in the spoof, Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), playing one member of the two sets twins switched at birth in 18th C France, plotting with his faux twin to depose Louis the 16th in a dizzy conspiracy at a ball in Versailles. Perhaps my most favorite movie moment of all time!