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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2010, 01:26:15 am »
Hello Selina, I see you're based in the same neck of the woods as I am. Well, the next county along, at any rate.  ;)

I very nearly went to the independent press fair. Someone passed me a flier and I saw Peter Mortimer (IRON Press) was going to be there, who's an old friend and the first person ever to publish something of mine - well, if you discount teenage poems - but in the end it clashed with another event, so I didn't make it. But various other friends went, incl. the Nine Arches Press, who are based near me. Sounded like a good weekend.

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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2010, 07:29:28 am »
Nine Arches produce some attractive books. I was at the Birmingham launch of Roz Goddard's trademark-troubling The Sopranos Sonnets - I'm chums with Michael Thomas, the other poet reading at the event. I also picked up a copy of Simon Turner's Difficult Second Album. I haven't read it yet, but the cover is excellent.

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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2010, 01:21:35 am »
Simon Turner is a good poet, I hope you enjoy his book. He's also a friend. Do you know his blogzine Gists and Piths, run by him and George Ttoouli, another friend? It's a bit irregular, but that's not unusual.

George teaches on the Warwick Writing Programme, which had China Mieville on board last year. Or was it the year before? We went to a few of China's talks at Warwick on alternative fiction, including a great one on 'tentacular incidents'. Very entertaining, though all delivered completely deadpan. 

I was Nine Arches' launch poet, by the way, with On Warwick. Probably out of print now.
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2011, 05:23:12 pm »
Apologies for neglecting the forum for the last few months. Hopefully I'll have the time and energy to start checking in again regularly.

I have been busy posting up comics and reviews on The Girly Comic site. I've also become an eBook convert (alongside print books), as I got a Sony eReader for Xmas.

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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2011, 07:43:34 pm »
The Girly Comic: Call for Submissions
The Girly Comic is looking for new work to showcase on our webcomic site (http://factorfictionpress.co.uk/webcomic/ ) and collect at a later date in print collections. Since starting publication in 2002 The Girly Comic has been nominated for the Comic Creators Guild Award for Best Small Press Title, for the Best Small Press/Indy Comic in the National Comic Awards, and short-listed for the British Fantasy Award for Best Comic for the last two years.

Submissions on any topic or from any genre are welcomed, as the comic aims to have a diverse range of stories suitable for a teenage audience upwards. However, all stories must have a female main character. Strips should be self-contained stories between one and seven pages in length. We are also looking for guest strips by other webcomic or small press comic creators. For an idea of the kind of strips we publish, please see our extensive online archive: http://factorfictionpress.co.uk/webcomic/category/comics/

We are looking for original work, so please do not submit any strips involving characters that are the copyright of another creator or company.

Email submissions to selina.lock@googlemail.com

Writer/Artists: Please send a synopsis or fully written script (as a .rtf, .doc or in the body of your email) and samples of your artwork, along with a few details about yourself.

Writers: Please email a written script (as a .rtf, .doc or in the body of your email), and some details about yourself. If you are unfamiliar with the comic script format, there are  plenty of examples online just a Google away.

Artists: Please email samples of your work (no more than a 10mb email attachment), or a website where your work can be found, along with some details about yourself.

As we make no profit from The Girly Comic I'm afraid we are unable to pay creators. However, we will do our utmost to promote the creators we work with, and hopefully help to bring them to the attention of paying publications.
Work submitted remains the copyright of the original creators, with The Girly Comic having first electronic publication rights and the right to reprint the strip in any future printed or ebook collections of the comic.

Full submission guidelines: http://factorfictionpress.co.uk/webcomic/submissions/

Selina Lock
Editor: The Girly Comic http://factorfictionpress.co.uk/webcomic/
selina.lock@googlemail.com

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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2011, 08:39:08 pm »
Thought a few people might be interested in my blog post on seeing Ghost Stories at the Duke of York theatre http://girlycomic.livejournal.com/142108.html

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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2011, 08:52:41 pm »
For a variety of reasons The Girly Comic has gone on hiatus, which allows me to do more of my own writing.

In between that I hope to see people at various events.

Last weekend we went along to the Bristol Comics Expo 2011 and have blogged about it: http://girlycomic.livejournal.com/146474.html

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Re: Selina Lock
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2011, 08:50:21 am »
Faction Paradox book now out, including Jay's story "Mightier than the Sword"


http://obversebooks.co.uk/shop/faction-paradox/

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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2011, 06:34:45 pm »
Jay's taken part in the Open House that Steve Lockley is hosting on his blog.

So, take a look at Jay's post Giving it all away - is it worth giving it all away for free?
http://stevelockley.blogspot.com/2011/06/open-house-day-19-jay-eales.html

Plus, check out the other guest bloggers on Steve's blog.

Meanwhile, since I've stepped back from publishing The Girly Comic, I've been busy writing instead. Hurrah. The historical biographical comic strip I've written about Lady Drummond Hay, and her experiences being the only woman on the 1929 round the world Zeppelin trip, will be appearing in Ink+Paper magazine later in the year: http://inkpluspaper.com/

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Re: Selina Lock
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2011, 05:56:58 pm »
A sneak peak of a comic strip I wrote and David O'Connel illustrated for his new magazine Ink+Paper, which will be on sale at the Thought Bubble convention in Leeds, Nov 19/20th (which Marie & Paul are guests at). We'll be there as punters.

Not really fantasy, but might be of interest to fans of airships:
http://inkpluspaper.com/2011/11/sneak-peek-selina-lock-david-oconnell/

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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2012, 09:29:32 pm »
I've been venturing outside of comics in terms of creativity and have had a short story accepted by Peter Mark May (Hersham Horror) for his Alt Zombie anthology.

Hersham Horror have announced several of their forthcoming books at http://hershamhorrorbooks.webs.com/ourbooks.htm

Happy to be in the company of lots of other BFS members & Congrats to everyone in the forthcoming books.

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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2012, 08:06:51 pm »
More writing and comics news...

As well as appearing in Alt Zombie, I will also have short stories appearing in The Terror Scribes Anthology and in one of the forthcoming horror anthologies from Stumar Press. More info in this blog post http://girlycomic.livejournal.com/162283.html

We are also releasing a paperback edition of The Girly Comic Book Vol.1 (short-listed for the BFS Award for Best Graphic Novel in 2009). More info in this blog post http://girlycomic.livejournal.com/162328.html


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