Most Important Short Stories

Everything you read, I think, changes you at least a little bit. But then there are stories, or book, that you read that change the way you think about something, or start a lifelong obsession with some topic or other, or just stay with you, for a very long time. For me, these are those … Continue reading

Something Different: Video Games with the Best Story

I’m a fan of video games, but sort of a casual fan. I’m the kind of person who gets sort of intimidated when asked to play Halo, who still plays Left 4 Dead in single player mode because I fear the sugary, underaged wrath of the teenaged boys who (in my mind at least) make … Continue reading

Tuesdays are for Something Different

In the vein of trying to do more with the blog this year, we’re going to dedicate every Tuesday to talking about something out of our usual area of conversation. For James, that means no talking about poetry, for Carol that means no talking about short stories or Doctor Who. Hopefully¬† this will give us … Continue reading

Awesome News from Basement Stories writers

We’ve noticed lately that a lot of the authors who’ve been published in Basement Stories have had a lot of other recent publications that deserve some love. Megan Arkenberg (“Hieronymus”, #2) recently had her fantasy novelette “The Summer King” published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Read it (for FREE! ) here. RJ Astruc (“Propagation”, #2) has … Continue reading

The Year Ahead: Our Goals for The Magazine

Everyone has New Year’s Resolutions.¬† Including, it seems, our magazine. One of the things we’ve both wanted to do with this magazine is to make sure that every single issue is better than the last.¬† One of the ways we’ve been trying to do that is to raise our pay rate, try to attract authors … Continue reading

Hugo Eligible Stories

If you’ll allow me to be ridiculously selfish for a brief minute, below are a list of short stories originally published in Basement Stories that are eligible to be nominated for the Hugo Awards. I know there are a lot of fabulous short stories out there that were published this year, but if you particularly … Continue reading

The Year in Review

If you had told me, at the beginning of last year, that in a year I’d be the editor of a science fiction magazine, that had already published two issues, that had published fiction by Lavie Tidhar and Megan Arkenberg, and was about to publish stories by Cat Rambo and Nancy Fulda, I probably wouldn’t … Continue reading

News from Basement Stories land

We’ve been less than timely with our replies (and less than dilligent with this blog!) and for that, I apologize. Carol and I have some big plans for the next issue (more info coming soon), and we’ve gotten more submissions than we could ever have imagined. Thanks to all of you for sending us your … Continue reading

A Few Announcements

First of all, thanks to everyone who continues to submit glorious stories to us on a daily basis. We’re having a lot of fun reading the submissions for issue two. We’ve decided that the submissions deadline for issue two is going to be SEPTEMBER Ist. All authors will be contacted with decisions regarding their submissions … Continue reading

Things You Should be Reading June 18, 2010

Less than a month until Issue One! But to tide you over this weekend, here’s some interesting tidbits: Boing Boing asks the most important question of our times: is there a tiny art museum on the Moon? Also from Boing Boing: a fan made poster for a hypothetical Left 4 Dead movie. The Doctor Who … Continue reading

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