7th Dimension Magazine #2… (Horror-Watch)

At first I wasn’t sure about this new print publication which combines the best of four or five worlds for writers of speculative fiction and horror.  I’ll admit, I was a little sketchy.  So I had sent them a reprint.  The magazine is called 7th Dimension Magazine, and they pay… Well, $7.00 for fiction.  They had advertised a few times on Shocklines.

7th Dimension Magazine, Issue #2


Ordering Info: http://www.horror-watch.com/

Second Issue Fiction by: Ahmed Khan, Ken Goldman, Derek Muk, Karen L. Newman, and yours truly, Lawrence R. Dagstine.

So we know already that they’ve featured a few familiar Small Press names.


Now the other component, which consists of a marketplace, free advertising and plugs for professional authors and writers pretty much already out there or getting out there, publicity at no cost whatsoever, banner and book trades and interviews would be… HORROR WATCH!

Horror Watch Marketplace/Free Plugs for Authors:


Link: http://www.horror-watch.com/marketplace/index.html

Now I don’t know who Rufus is, mind you (see the second banner)…  But any magazine or website that gives back to the horror genre or promotes it and its authors with free exposure deserves a plug from me and much respect.  Good luck with it.  😉

Nova SF #20, Late 2007… (Now Available!)

The latest issue of NOVA Scifi, No. 20, is finally available.  NOVA SF is easily one of the best hard, soft, or religious scifi magazines available today in the smaller presses.  Like England’s Jupiter SF (www.jupitersf.co.uk), the stories won’t let you down.  NOVA SF #20 is my third appearance within their pages.  I am also, for the 3rd or 4th time this month, ‘Feature Author’.  The artwork this month is dedicated to my story, “A Soul to the Stars.”


NOVA Science Fiction #20


Featuring Fiction by: Lawrence Dagstine, Robert Anderson, Kevin Coyle, Steve Stanton, Scott Waclawik, and Don Kerr.  Edited by Wesley Kawato.  Cover art by Josh Grieve.  He did a tremendous job; the cover art matches my story’s theme, dead-on! Much respect. 

They’ve been around a few years.  They only accept snail mail submissions.  If you have a manuscript that’s Hard SF or Religious SF and well-written in nature, and you have some kind of science fiction resume to back up your experience, then I’d query them.  They are listed in the Writer’s Market and indexed by Locus Online. 

For Submissions or Queries: Nova Science Fiction, C/O Wesley Kawato, 17983 Paseo Del Sol, Chino Hills, CA  91709-3947


Here are some of my past issue covers.



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Midnight Horror, January 2008… (acceptance)

My most recent acceptance is to a small-paying, but nice little horror fiction Ezine, called: MIDNIGHT HORROR.  I’ll appear with a story in their January 2008 Issue.  I will also be appearing as 1 of 10 horror writers slated for their Halloween 2008 print anthology, Bloody October.



Some of the authors they’ve featured in the past include Eric S. Brown, Nathan Tyree, and Tom Conoboy.

OG’s Speculative Fiction #9… (Now Available!)

I have a story up in the current edition of ‘The Opinion Guy’ (a.k.a. OG’s Speculative Fiction).  The editor is Seth Crossman, and he runs a very nice quarterly SF publication.  I highly recommend it.  Past contributors have included such poets and authors as Kristine Ong Muslim, Karen Romanko, and Angeline Hawkes.  And yes, I’m on the cover again.

OG’s Speculative Fiction #9


Link: www.theopinionguy.com

Featuring Fiction & Poetry by: Steven Mathes, David C. Tallerman, Lawrence R. Dagstine and Elizabeth Barette.  Cover Art by Anselmo Alliegro. 


The Opinion Guy promises not to disappoint. It usually runs between 24 and 30 pages, but they’re also available in a print format through LULU for promotional purposes at SF conventions around the country.  So, if for the hell of it, you’d like to own a print copy, just go here: http://www.theopinionguy.com/page2.html

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The Willows Magazine, Nov. 2007… (appearances)

I was just informed that THE WILLOWS MAGAZINE, Issue #3, November 2007 is now available.  I’m one of the Feature Authors this month, along with many others.  If you like Weird Tales, then The Willows will definitely be up your alley. I see I made front cover, too.  Cool. 


The Willows: November 2007

Order Here: www.thewillowsmagazine.com

With fiction by: Lawrence Dagstine, G.W. Thomas, Paul Marlowe, G.D.Falksen, and many others.  Don’t miss out on this one.  It’s only $5.00 per issue, and they sell out quick.

About the publication:

 The Willows is an atmospheric horror and dark fantasy magazine with an emphasis on

the traditional weird tale, in the classic style of Blackwood, Dunsany, Hodgson, Machen, Lovecraft, etc.

Deleted Entries: “Mad Ramblings (no time; blog updated roughly 10 to 15 times per month)”.

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Cemetery Moon, Issue #1… (New Publication!)

I am very impressed with the stories in this one.  It’s a ‘4theLUV’ print market put out by Editor Chris Pisano of Fortress Publishing Inc., but still it’s NICE.  It’s only $4.00 and the overall quality, author line-up, and stories are great.  You’ll recognize most of the names below:

Cemetery Moon #1


Fortress Publishing Inc: www.fortresspublishinginc.com/

Submissions or Ordering Info: cemeterymoon@yahoo.com

Fortress Publishing on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/85401265

Featuring Fiction & Poetry by: Barry J. House, Kristine Ong Muslim, John Hayes, Aurelio Rico Lopez III, C.A. Kerr, Christopher Hivner, Lawrence R. Dagstine, and Ken Goldman.


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Sein Und Werden: Vol. 2, No. 2… (Now Available!)

A couple of magazines from the U.S. and UK arrived today, so I’ll start with this one.  Sein und Werden, Volume 2; Number 2, put out quarterly by the very talented Rachel Kendall and Spyros Heniadis.  The Autumn 2007 Issue is a special themed issue.  The theme is GHOSTS & CLOWNS.  I’m sure readers will pretty much figure out the rest.

Sein Und Werden, Volume 2, No. 2…


Order here: http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/print.html

It features stories by myself and such talented British short fiction authors as Steve Pirie, Kenneth Mulvey, Serena Spinello, Mark Howard Jones, Peter Tennant, and a slew of others.  And yes, Peter Tennant is right, this one does look like the old Ace Doublebacks.

I’ve also added pics of my pets to the Unplanned Parenthood sections.  My cat and fish. 

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Escape Velocity, Issue #1… (Now Available!)

Escape Velocity Issue #1, Volume #1. 


Ordering Info: http://www.adventurebooksofseattle.com/

Published by Adventure Books of Seattle.  Only $8.99, 168 pages.

Featuring SF by: A.W. Gifford, Alex S. Weinle, Geoff Nelder, Yvonne Eve Walus, Barbara Krasnoff, Gideon Kane Cross, Michael Anderson, Vincent F.A. Golphin, Paul A. Freeman, Clyde Andrews, Lawrence R. Dagstine, Eddie French, Sheila Crosby, Gustavo Bondoni, TJ McIntyre, Jaine Fenn, Matthew Spence, Carmelo Rafala, and Magdalena Ball. 

Edit: This entry originally appeared in Oct., but I didn’t have a lineup until now.


Alternate Perceptions #46, Spring 1999…

And now, direct from the DAGSTINE LAND archives… A Blast from the Past…!

November’s Blast from the Past brings us a MAJOR non-fiction UFO/Paranormal magazine from the 1990’s, which was available on Newsstands and in Borders.  Back in the spring of 1999 I put my journalism skills to good use and nabbed my first two-page spread, and my first non-fiction/freelance writing credit.  Hard to believe that was over eight years ago.  I even had my picture between the pages with a theoretical article on a religious subject we know very little about: Angelic and Human association.


The name of my first non-fiction article: “Origins of Man: Were Angels our Teachers and Forefathers?” Between the pages of “Alternate Perceptions”, Non-Fiction Journal of UFOs, History, Native Spirituality, and Paranormal Phenomena.  Yeah, I know… All that fun ‘unsolved mystery’ kind of stuff.  To my knowledge, they’ve switched to an irregular online format: http://www.mysterious-america.net/

Here’s what the magazine and editorial staff were all about:


The links above are all that remains of this once great magazine.  When I walked into Borders with my mother and saw Issue#46 on the magazine rack, she told me how proud of me she was.  After all, this was my first non-fiction sale.  I was only 25.  Other features to this issue included an article on Nostradamus by Dr. Greg Little.  Also, non-fiction by Dr. Susan Shumsky, Al Fry, Scott Dow, Brent Raynes (editor), and Dr. Berthold Schwarz MD, among others…

Until next time… 😉

Lawrence R. Dagstine 

Pablo Lennis #240, Nov. 2007… (appearances)

Acceptance/Appearance No. 281 comes today to Pablo Lennis #240, one of the oldest small press fanzines of science fiction, fantasy and horror out there.  The November 2007 Issue. You can own a copy for just $2.00, they’re based in Indiana, with a tiny but decent circulation.  And they’re published by Oort Cloud Publications, Vachume Press.


PABLO LENNIS #240, November 2007…

Snail Mail Submissions or Orders only:


30 N. 19th Street

Lafayette, Indiana 47904

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Sounds of the Night, February 2008… (acceptance)

I have a small correction to make to one of my late October blog entries.  Acceptances 279 and 280 will go to the following Sam’s Dot Publishing PRINT publications next year.  The editor just emailed me this evening.  Both stories are reprints.  The change would be for a publication called SOUNDS OF THE NIGHT (link to guidelines below):


LINK: http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/soundsGL.htm

Sample cover:


Paying Acceptance No. 279: Sounds of the Night, February 2008…

Paying Acceptance No. 280: Beyond Centauri, July 2008…

Sounds of the Night is a science fiction & fantasy publication which features romantic, mild erotic, and sensual tales set on far-off worlds. 

The story is called: “The Romance of Vegada.”

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