What is Dark Fiction Magazine?
Dark Fiction Magazine is a monthly, short fiction podcast magazine, bringing the listener at least four short stories per episode from around the genre fiction world. Each month has a distinct theme with fiction chosen to complement.
The site also features special editions with seasonal stories, topical issues, competitions, flash fiction episodes and novel excerpts.
Dark Fiction Magazine seeks to discover and deliver the very best that horror, fantasy, and science-fiction has to offer.
Who are the Dark Fiction Magazine team?
Jen Williams slowly became part of Dark Fiction Magazine in the manner of a cheerful virus or a parasitic mutant; her short stories “On the Last Wave” and “Milk” appeared in past issues of DFM, and eventually she joined the submissions reading team as well. A few ill-advised drinking sessions later and she woke up in a bath full of ice-cubes with the word “EDITOR” scrawled in lipstick on the bathroom mirror.
Outside of DFM she writes fantasy books, plays video games, and drinks red wine if you’re buying. She has been published previously by Hub, Black Static and Echelon Press, and The Copper Promise, the first in a series of sword and sorcery novellas, is now available in ebook format.
A man of many voices (and not all of them in his head) Marty Perrett has long been a part of the Dark Fiction Magazine team, struggling manfully with the pronunciation of words such as “bruxism”, “cacophony” and “chitinous”.
Now Marty is the full time audio wrangler for DFM, managing our team of narrators and smacking stories about the chops until they behave (or sound editing, as it’s otherwise known). As well as all this he is also responsible for managing the team of gremlins that keep the website content from sliding off the page.
When not being Audio Producer or All Round Technical Chap, Marty makes a number of comedy podcasts, often involving sentient teddy bears (not nearly as terrifying as it sounds, unless you owe Jeb some money).
In an effort to take up even more time that he doesn’t have, Marty writes under the name Douglas Strider and is a far more frequent Twitter presence. Douglas also seems to be a much nicer chap so if you see tweets from Marty (BoxRoom) it’s probably because he’s in a bit of a mood or has forgotten his other login. Both, perhaps.
The Mysterious Others
We’d be lost without our wonderful, ever-growing team of narrators. You can find out more about the narrators here.
We mustn’t forget those marvellous authors, either. Without them, we’d have no stories. With each new podcast the author list grows. Find out more about the authors here.
I have questions! Where can I get some answers?
Easy! Pretty much everything you need to know can be found on the FAQ Page.
Curious about how to submit a story? Check out our Submissions Page.
Our Fabulous Founders
Do you like short stories? Do you love genre fiction? Of course you do. Del Lakin-Smith and Sharon Ring, the creators of Dark Fiction Magazine, certainly do and they built this place just for you.
After a little domain name purchasing, a few online chats between Del and Sharon, plus several weeks of planning and recording, Dark Fiction Magazine finally launched itself upon the genre-loving and podcasting communities on Hallowe’en 2010.