Submission Tips from our Editor-In-Chief

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Our Editor-in-Chief, Ammar Habib, was recently interviewed by Joan from “What Editors Want You to Know”. Joan asked Ammar about some tips and advice he could offer to authors considering submitting their work to Thriller Magazine.You can read the full interview HERE, but below is a part of it. It’s a great read for those who are planning to submit their work to our publication, but also don’t forget to check out our SUBMISSION GUIDELINES! 🙂

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Author Interview: Amy Grech

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Today we have the privilege of interviewing author Amy Grech! We had the honor of publishing her short story, “Fresh Finch” in our first issue earlier this summer, which you can read HERE!

Amy is an accomplished writer and has sold over 100 stories to various anthologies and magazines including: A New York State of Fright, Apex Magazine, Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled, Dead Harvest, Deadman’s Tome Campfire Tales Book Two, Expiration Date, Fright Mare, Needle Magazine, Real American Horror, Shrieks and Shivers from the Horror Zine, Space and Time Magazine, Tales from The Lake Vol. 3, and many othersNew Pulp Press published her book of noir stories, Rage and Redemption in Alphabet City. She is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers. Amy currently resides in Brooklyn. To learn more about Amy, visit her website and follow Amy on Twitter at @amy_grech!  

Author Interview: Gage Garza

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For this week’s interview, we are honored to showcase author Gage Garza! Gage’s debut flash fiction piece “Forest Fire” was published in our first issue a couple of weeks ago (which you can read HERE). You can also connect with Gage on Twitter!

How Long Does it Take to Write a Short Story?

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We recently ran a poll on our Twitter account asking authors how long it takes them to write a short story. Below are the results:

It looks like most people take less than 4 weeks to write a short story. For a lot of people it takes less than 1 week. That makes perfect sense since a short story is normally less than 6,000 words, so it really only takes 1 burst of momentum to get a first draft done!

What about you? How long does it take you to generally write a short story? Let us know in the comments below!

Joker Origin Movie Title and Release Date Announced

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As a magazine that focuses on thrillers, every week we showcase an article that discusses some thriller movie or book news. Today we’re focusing on the upcoming standalone Joker Origin Movie!

Warner Bros. and DC Films have finally announced the official title and release date for the Joker Origin Movie, which stars Joquain Phoneix as the Clown Prince of Crime. After a lot of speculation, it was recently revealed that Phoenix is officially on board to star in the film. Since that announcement, the actor has been a lot more open about his choice to take the role on.

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The film’s title has been revealed to simply be Joker. A release date of October 4, 2019 was announced, so I’m sure more details on the rest of the cast will be announced in the coming weeks. Tod Phillip (the director of War Dogs) is set to direct.

I was honestly not excited about the movie until the lead actor was announced. He’s an amazing star and I’m excited to see what Phoenix does with the role! I’ve been a fan of his ever since Gladiator and Walk the Line, and he definitely has an amazing acting range and can play the crazy lunatic character well. The title suggests that this film will be more of a character piece that focuses on the titular character and his psyche and rise to infamy. Fingers crossed that this turns out better than the recent DC Comics films. Only the future will tell.

Call for Submissions: Thriller Magazine

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We are excited to announce that Thriller Magazine is now accepting submissions for our 2nd issue until October 15th! We’re looking for great short stories, flash fiction, poetry, artwork, and some book reviews.

Here is the link to our site, where you can read more about us, our submission guidelines, and our full first issue: thrillermagazine.org.

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