What is Dark Fiction Magazine all about? What do you do? Why am I here?
DFM is an audio magazine dedicated to the stranger side of genre. We love science-fiction, horror, fantasy, and all those smaller sub-genres with cool names and possibly their own stalls in Camden Market. We want to find good short stories and share them with you, and maybe we want to give you a few sleepless nights too.
How much does it cost to pour these audio delights into my ear canal?
Nothing! DFM is free to consume. We prefer to think we may be trading tiny bits of your soul instead.
Are you open for submissions? What are you looking for?
We want stories! We want stories that haunt you, stories that stay with you and pop up for an unscheduled chat at 3am on a restless night. We want to read new things and old things with a twist. We want you to show us undiscovered landscapes and futures unimagined.
Full submissions details are here.
Please take note that Dark Fiction Magazine do not pay for stories. We are strictly non-commercial.
What about artwork and narration?
We are always in need of more artwork; details on how to submit are over here. We like to have a good variety of readerly voices at DFM so send a sample of your audio talents via the system here, or contact our Audio Producer Marty Perrett at email@example.com
Who designed the site?
Do you have an rss feed for Dark Fiction Magazine?
Yes we do. You can find it at the top of our website. The feed address is, http://feeds.feedburner.com/Darkfictionmagazine.
How do I subscribe via iTunes?
iTunes is the golden chalice when it comes to podcasts. If you have an iPod, iPhone or iPad, iTunes is the de facto way of getting content onto your device.
To subscribe to our stories you can simply open up iTunes and search the store for Dark Fiction Magazine. Once you are viewing the page for Dark Fiction Magazine, click on “Subscribe Free”. This will begin the process of downloading the latest audio file. Once new audio files become available iTunes will automatically download the files ready for either listening on your computer or syncing with your iPod/Phone/Pad.
If you prefer to download all the files you can select the Podcasts section from the left hand menu and open up the required podcast and click on “Get All”. This will download all available audio files.
What about us non-Apple users?
The easiest way to get access to the audio files is to either listen direct on the website or to use a Podcatcher. A Podcatcher is an application for reading RSS feeds and automatically downloading any new content to you PC/SmartPhone/Media Player. If you use a PC I can highly recommend Zune which not only acts as a media player, but also enables you to subscribe to any podcast RSS feeds.There is a useful list of Podcatchers at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_podcatchers, which lists most platforms, but as always, if you are having problems please do get in touch.
Do you have a Twitter account or Facebook page?
What’s the deal with that Twitter box at the bottom of some of your pages?
Well, lots of people like to tweet. You may just get the urge to tweet something about our site as you’re exploring. We’ve given you the opportunity to do just that, without even having to leave the page. We’re nice like that.
Anything else I should know before I get stuck in?
No. Oh, keep an eye out for our flash fiction competitions – we hope to be running several throughout the year.