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The Night Wire – LampLight RadioPlay

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It’s 1926. Jim works the night-shift at a newspaper, sorting out the stories that come in over the news wire telegraph, so he’s used to reading tragic stories. But the story that comes in tonight isn’t a typical news story.

Based on the story by H.F Arnold, found in Volume 2, Issue 3

Starring Bryan Coffee

The audio of a church service was from Eelke, under a Creative Commons License. (https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/462593/)

Adapted and Produced by Andrew Wardlaw

If you enjoy this, don’t forget to grab your subscription to LampLight Magazine and never miss an issue!  A subscription supports both the magazine and the podcast.

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LampLight Volume 9 Issue 2

December 2020

The new issue of LampLight is here!

Fiction from: Monte Lin, DeAnna Knippling, V. Medina, Brigitte N. McCray, Sean Mabry

What would you do for your brother? A writer cuts out words, cuts up paper, what do they find? The cities speak, if only you know how to listen. The song of an Appalachian folk legend. A daughter comes home late with a secret. And a Christmas Eve ghost story from 1868.

Get it today in ebook, and subscribe to LampLight and never miss an issue!

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LampLight Update

All submissions from March – May of 2019 have been responded to. Please check your inboxes and Submittable accounts. Feel free to query as well.

I’m sorry for the delays this year. I talk more about that on my blog.

Issue V8.1 of LampLight is out! Print, Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo and Smashwords. Get it today.

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Fiona Maeve Geist talks about Unica Zurn: Dark Fantasist and Shrouded Muse.

Fiction From:

  • Meghan Cruickshank
  • Katherine Givens
  • Crystal Sarakas
  • Yume Kitasei
  • Daniel Delgado

The December issue is being pushed to January. From then onwards we should be back on schedule.

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Volume 8 Part 2 Submission Window Change

Hi everyone. We are going to delay LampLight Magazine submissions to 15 October (and extend through December 2019!)

This will let us finish catching up on some things, get the September and December issues ready to go.

Apologies to everyone awaiting replies, we are nearly done and this delay will give everyone a fair shot for the next round.

When submissions go live, you can submit here!

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LampLight Volume 6 Issue 3 Released!

Chet Williamson is the featured writer! He brings a haunting story, “And So Will I Remember You…” We talk with him about audio productions, acting, and, of course, books.

Fiona Maeve Geist talks about Gertrude Barrows Bennett & Daphne Du Maurier

Fiction from:

  • Errick Nunnally
  • Melanie Rees
  • Lisa May Lu
  • Samantha Mills

Fiction from: Errick Nunnally, Melanie Rees, Lisa May Lu, Samantha Mills

Out now!

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Spring 2018 Submission Window Change

Hi everyone. We are going to delay LampLight Magazine spring submissions to 15 April (and extend through June!)

This will let us finish catching up on some things before Volume 7 starts.

In the meantime, we are having a subscription drive! Your support is what keeps LampLight going. Subscriptions support both the magazine and the podcast, and bring to you four great issues of LampLight magazine which can be sent directly to your Kindle if you like!

 

Subscribe Today!

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200th Anniversary of Frankestein

First published in 1818, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, is a classic for both horror and science fiction

Written in the summer of 1816, as a part of a challenge by Lord Byron that “each write a ghost story.”

Mary Shelley would do better than that.

For the 200th anniversary, we have an ebook edition of the 1818 text for you to enjoy for free.

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Mastheads and Sails

LampLight Volume 4
LampLight Volume 4

I spent the better part of two months doodling up designs for the logo of LampLight. I was trying to make a simple-to-draw lamp to sit in the corner of each cover as a logo for the magazine.

I’ve known Paula Snyder longer than is polite to say out loud. Needless to say, we still look fabulous.

I wrote Paula about my endeavors and asked if she could help, sending an (no doubt rambling) email about my idea for the lamp, what the mag was about, etc.

What Paula sent back was fantastic, elegant, and real. Naturally, it looked nothing like my scribbles or descriptions. This is why it looks good.

The LampLight masthead, and overall look of the covers, the outward visible part of the magazine is all due to Paula, and LampLight would not have been the same without them.

Don’t forget to subscribe, so you’ll never miss a great issue of LampLight! Subscriptions support both the magazine and the podcast.

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Drowning with Kevin Lucia

photo by Joanna Smith, Horrorfind, 2011
photo by Joanna Smith, Horrorfind, 2011

I had known Kevin Lucia for about ten minutes when I approached him about doing the first serial for LampLight.

We had met at Necon in 2011, and saw each other again at Horrorfind Weekend. It was June of 2012 when I sent an awkward email that I had re-written about fifteen times. I was making a magazine, it was going to be quiet horror, would he be interested in doing a serial novella to span the first volume.

Kevin said yes, saying he had a piece he had in mind that would be a great fit. And thus, And I Watered It With Tears (later to be republished as Drowned) came to find its home in LampLight. The characters and locations in Tears are woven into his Clifton Heights saga, which I cannot recommend enough.

Tears helped set the tone of LampLight and we would later make our first Radio Play based off this novella.

We had two more serial novellas, The Devoted by James A Moore, and Wilted Lilies by Kelli Owen. All three are fantastic.

In the end, quarterly release is too long in-between installments for a serial. We haven’t given up the idea, though–I think serials are a great means for story telling.

Kevin would return to LampLight for volume 4 & 5 with his Horror 101 series, taking us on a tour of the genre, past and present.

Listen to Drowned, the episode 1 of the LampLight Radio play, based on the novella by Kevin Lucia

Get all of volume 1, featuring And I Watered It With Tears by Kevin Lucia, for only 5$!

And don’t forget to subscribe, so you’ll never miss a great issue of LampLight! Subscriptions support both the magazine and the podcast (and maybe some crazy serial idea we have…).

(Guest appearance in this post by Lincoln Crisler, author of Queen and Other Stories)