My story The Creche appears in Encounters Magazine Issue 06.Read More
JukePop Serials is a new, community website for authors and readers of serial fiction.
JukePop Serials is a new site dedicated to genre fiction in serial form. I remember buying the little ‘chapbooks’ that Stephen King put out when The Green Mile was first released in paperback. I thought it was great–even though all-told, the cost was about the same, I could buy each chapbook for around 3-4 bucks, get a solid week or so of reading out of it, and still follow the story. They would come out about once a month or so, so just long enough for the anticipation to build, and short enough not to lost my attention.
JukePop Serials intends to bring this model onto the online stage, by giving readers both a community of writers and a pool of online serial fiction novels to choose from and follow. There will be a social aspect, whereby readers can post real-time feedback that can change the direction of the stories, and a incentive system to promote writers to write more (and better) genre fiction. Readers reward writers of their favorite serials by ‘tipping’ them to continue the story, and writers will be able to metricize their work by getting feedback and g
My involvment in JukePop Serials? They’ve purchased the opening chapters of my epic dark fantasy/horror novel, Madrigal as part of the beta launch. Stop by and give it a read! I will link to it once it’s live.
JukePop Serials debuts its first stories in September 2012.
I have posted 3 new stories to the Stories section of the site. Check them out:
Dungeons, Dragons, and Death – Murderous fun with roleplaying games and the geeks that love them.
Schrödinger’s Pumpkin – Who is left to tell the tale?
Make Thee An Ark – A not-very-clever flash piece done as part of a writing challenge. What the hell, I like the title.
My essay Stephen King: The Killing Wheel is in Surreal Grotesque issue #3: Psychos, Sociopaths and Serial KillersRead More
Free stories by Horror author Jeff Barr available at www.jeffbarr.com.
Mr. Moak and Mr. Soames – Two Fine Old Gentlemen – Another humorous and gross short story about the less obvious dangers of the Epicurean lifestyle.Read More