The good folks at Duotrope’s Digest have listed us on their site. They provide a fantastic amount of information on journals — print and online.
Also, big and continued thanks to the folks at Submishmash, the submission engine we use. They keep our submissions — which are beginning to be legion — organized and much easier to handle.
And speaking of cool, fantastic, and stuff to handle, here’s something we’d like your thoughts on.
A number of book publishers have asked us if we would consider doing book reviews. When we first started NEEDLE, the idea was fiction. Just fiction. No poems. No reviews. No ads for lite beer. Just the stories. The idea is to share the best writing from some of the best noir writers out there.
As NEEDLE has been developing and growing, though, we’ve come to think that perhaps providing book reviews of crime/mystery/noir/hard boiled novels would serve a similar purpose — spreading the word about some of the best writers out there. So far, I think, four book companies have asked us about this policy and whether we’d like to review some books for our readers.
So, if you have any thoughts on adding some selected book reviewing to the story publishing, we’d love to hear them in the comments. Thanks.