Static Movement

A Blog for our Webzine, Static Movement

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

There is a new print magazine coming out that maybe some of you will want to keep an eye on:
The Haunted Poet The first issue comes out May 15th...and I will have a poem in that issue, as well as Paul Campbell, and my son Edward...very cool. Check the site for updates, it looks like it's going to be great.

There is nothing like an acceptance, it makes me want to write more, or maybe I should say again. I've been so busy at work that I haven't had much desire to do much else but sleep when I get home, but that acceptance was/is wonderful and so now, I'll be writing and submitting again. I had told my son that with the coming out of Issue three of Theatre of Decay, that is the end of my published works so with this poem making it into this print issue it gave me new hope for more published work...

I do miss the days when all I had to do was sit here and write, it's a lot harder when you work to find the time to do it.

We are in the last days of April and I don't have many works for our next issue, I do hope more will come but if not then it'll just be a small issue. With only four under our belt it's too early to panic, but I do want us to be a success, so if you know of a writer who needs a home for their work, please send them our way.

Adrienne Ray has done an excellent job creating a comic for static, so talented, we are blessed!
Two new columns are up by Paul Campbell and Kevin James Hurtack, very interesting so come see!

Everyone should go see the cover for Issue Three of Theatre of Decay, done by Paul Campbell, wonderful work. This is an excellent print magazine, fine quality and fine people running it, I recommend it!

Paul Campbell has posted a link to a place to submit that looks promising, he posted it on our message board if you are interested in seeing it.

~Chris

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Call for Submissions

Here we are, one week left for submissions to get into Issue Five. Please send your subs in now so that I will have time to put them on a page. Send them to smeerp or my email address found on the site...don't forget to read the guidelines please!
Chris

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Suspended account?

When I got home from work I had an email that someone couldn't get into the site, some message about a suspended account. I hate surprises, I had no idea anything like this would happen and have not had any word from the person who hosts Static for us. I am thinking that this is a temp. thing, like maybe a forgotten payment, but I don't know yet as I haven't heard anything.

A friend hosts Static Movement at no charge to me so this is why I don't know what's happening. I'm thankful for the hosting and don't want to put the cart before the horse, as in if I'll have to start over again, we shall see. I'll let everyone know what's going on when I hear something.

Chris

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Reprint section of Static Movement

We have gotten one story for the section. This is reserved for stories that people have had published on zines that are no longer online. I won't put mine up...there are too many, I've had bad luck in this, but I feel it's good to have a link to point people to so I encourage you to send in your reprints so that you can showcase your work.

SkullGrinder Magazine http://www.skullgrindermagazine.com/ has published a flash of mine entitled: Death Passes us All and Theatre of Decay http://www.theatreofdecay.com/welcome.htm issue three a print magazine, has the cover illustration by Paul Campbell, a story by Paul and one by me called The Knob...

Sunday, April 09, 2006

I'm back

Static Movement is now seeking submissions for May...theme is homecoming, you can do it, send it in. You can send it to me at chris@staticmovementonline.com or through smeerp.

I'm reading a manuscript by an unknown writer right now that I wish I had written. The story line is so easy to follow, yet the story itself is so complex, so interesting. I think about the story even when I'm not able to sit here and read it and I'm only on page 75 of over 300 pages. This is a story that the author wants read so we might publish it on the site in chapters unless I can convince her that it's worth the time to seek a publisher.

I'm getting a lot of compliments on Static and it's easy access...thanks everyone, I really am proud of the ezine and hope it can continue to be something people are interested in. It's only through the support of stories from the writer that Static can succeed. Keep writing, keep submitting.

~Chris

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Untitled

Could not for the life of me think of a title for today's blog, so...

I published a poem from a man I work with, It's called Monsters in the Woods by Timothy J. Donley...hope all enjoy it. It's really cool to know a writer in person, locally. He is very animated when he speaks of writing and it's fun to watch, and fun to publish someone like him. He works two jobs, so he's working seven days a week...ugh...I never had the energy.

When we first met, I told him I was a writer and he asked (of course) what I write. I so wish you could have been there to see his face when I told him mostly horror and that horror is my favorite...jaw dropped and he looked horrified, LOL...oh me, it was a precious moment.

As writer's we think deep - sometimes that's a good thing and sometimes not - but one thing is for sure, there is nothing like a writer and I'm proud to know so many.

As a person (believe it or not) who has spent the better part of my life in service to the Lord, I've been hit really hard by having to move into a smaller place, giving up half of my things because they won't fit here, and quite frankly I would suppose that I am living in the wrong side of town.

I'd been sad to almost crying about it all until I saw something today. If I really believe what I preach, then the accumulation of 'things' here wouldn't mean a thing at the end of it all...what will stand is me, just me, no possessions, no houses, money, 'things' none of this matters on the other side. Not that you shouldn't strive for things if that's what it takes to make you comfortable, I just mean that success isn't all material.

All of this struck me when an assistant manager asked me today where I live, and I said I think I live on the wrong side of the tracks, and she said, "what difference does that make?" I thought that was very interesting...what difference does it make, I'm living, it really doesn't make any difference where.

Chris
 
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