Alien Skin Magazine closes

The wonderful online science fiction magazine Alien Skin has just published its final issue. They’ve been around for eight years and personally I was lucky enough to have a Fibonacci poem and a flash-fiction story (Time of Death) published by them. Understandably, running a magazine takes a lot of effort and the publishers are off to focus on other endeavours. As a paying market, they certainly would attract lots of submissions.

There are still some other online science fiction publishers to try with your short stories and flash. Some of my favourites include:

Infinite Windows
Antipodean Science Fiction
Bewildering stories
Static Movement

Duotrope also provide a fantastic searchable database of publishers, so take a look there for more publishers.

Time of Death – flash fiction in Alien Skin

My conceptual sci-fi/horror story “Time of Death” has just been published in the April/May issue of Alien Skin Magazine. This has some pretty bleak humour to it, so is both fun and sad. Alien Skin does not archive – so this story is only available during April and May this year. After that the link above will go to another story (in the June/July issue, the August/September and so on), so get in now and read it quick.