The mag has been sent to print and you can now order your copy by emailing us at PIYEHUB@GMAIL.COM! We expect them to be ready to post in a week. Copies cost just £4 each and include a badge, sticker and free P&P to the UK.
You are our Halloween contest winner, expect some goodies in the post this week and your winning short story Butterflies and Hurricanes will be illustrated and published on our sites along with the following runners up.
The runners up, in no particular order, are;
Christopher Parvin - Carnival
Frankie Lewis - Nightmare
James Rice - Nine
Ben Dunham - No Purpose Here
Matt Creswell - The Tidelings
Sharmay Mitchell - The Camera Never Lies
Thank you to all who entered, we were stunned at the quality of the entries and we hope you’ll participate in our future competitions.
James Herbert , OBE (8th April 1943 - 20th March 2013)R.I.P. By now many of you will have heard the sad news that James Herbert has passed away. It’s a huge blow, he was one of the best British horror writers of all time and will be sorely missed. I can still remember fondly the first time I read The Rats as a kid which terrified me and got me hooked. To celebrate the life of the late, great James Herbert we’re giving you the chance to win copies of our favourite book of his; The Rats, The Magic Cottage and Ash. To win all you have to do is send us a short 500 word horror story, the best will win the books and runners up will be published on our site with a chance to be included in a special anthology. Please email all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st May 2013. R.I.P Mr Herbert, horror won’t be the same without you.
We are not dead, though i’m sure you’d started to wonder… We trust you all had an excellent Xmas and are looking forward to the new year?
We’ll be publishing our next issue of PIYE Magazine in January, at long last, and will be announcing the writers that will be included in it shortly. Thank you to everyone who submitted, they have been a pleasure to read as usual.
Hello writers, sorry for our prolonged absence but our jobs have been ever so demanding of late. Here’s all you need to know about what we’re up to at the moment…
Due to our work loads, we have decided to reduce the number of issues we produce per year. Instead of the four we planned on, we’ll only be releasing three. Therefore an issue will be released every four months, with one being released at the end of August and the other in December. The final touches are being put to the current issue, thank you for your patience.
Though we haven’t started to advertise for submissions, we will accept them all year round. As usual, submissions should be sent to PIYEHUB@gmail.com. For more details, email us or check our site.
Halloween is our favourite time of year so we will be running a competition to celebrate. The best short horror story will win a goody bag; including our favourite horror film, sweeties and other creepy bits for a spooktacular Halloween. The competition will be open to UK residents only. More details to follow.
We have an exciting new project running alongside PIYE Magazine which will be open to everyone, not just UK writers. Our YouTube channel will play host to a collection of poetry and prose readings, including recordings of pieces featured in PIYE Magazine. Guidelines will be going up soon but I suggest you get thinking of pieces that you’d be happy to record for us. We’re looking for quirky and innovative ways of using spoken word so be sure to experiment.
Assembling a street team is still ongoing, we’ve managed to cajole friends into helping us but will be uploading print ready posters soon. If you send a picture of one of our posters up in a local bookshop/library/college/uni, along with your postal address then we will reward you with a PIYE badge and sticker. Who doesn’t love a free badge?? If you would like to get more involved then you will be able to request a promo pack from us (flyers, posters and business cards along with the badge and sticker) very soon.
Site submissions will also be starting next month for our ‘One-Line-Wonders’, a series of stories in a sentence which will be posted on our sites. More info to come.
Lastly, as we can’t have a physical poetry meet-up we’re looking into hosting an online hangout using YouTube. This will run as a bit of a workshop/Q&A session with writers being able to send us questions and ask for advice on their work. Luke and I are always happy to help with any of your writing or design queries so feel free to drop us a line.
This promises to be an exciting time for PIYE and we’re thankful for your support so far, we hope you’ll stick with us.
Luke and I will be celebrating our birthday this weekend but, as always, our ask box will be open if you want to contact us.