WE’RE BACK! THE COVER IS BLACK! AND WE’RE BETTER THAN EVER!
Issue #4 might have taken us a little longer than our usual schedule, but after you read the stories, we hope that you’ll think it was worth the wait.
WE’RE MAKING SOME CHANGES HERE AT B&T HEADQUARTERS!
You may notice that the newest issue no longer has any reviews or nonfiction pieces. Johnny has decided to dump the essays and concentrate entirely on the forgotten men’s adventure stories that all these great writers continue to find in the strangest places. It’s always been the heart of the magazine and we want to keep it that way.
This also marks the end of our first year (Happy Anniversary, us!) and the beginning of a new era. In 2013, there will be a few changes and additions. The magazine will go from being a quarterly to a sporadically, probably twice a year. Don’t fret though, we will make it beefier with more stories. We have always paid our authors, and by making this change we feel we can potentially increase the compensation for the authors (one of our main priorities).
In late spring/early summer, Blood & Tacos will expand to a book publishing imprint of Creative Guy, our first publication being the print-only annual of the fiction from the first four issues.
From there, the plan is to start publishing novellas featuring the characters that you’ve seen in past issues. All authors that have appeared in the mag have been invited to write a novella featuring their character if they are interested. Authors will retain the rights to their characters and royalty percentages will favor the authors. We see the imprint as a partnership, mutually beneficial and fair to both parties.
There’s more. While we still have T-shirts for sale, we’re going to be making limited edition prints of the covers available soon (suitable for framing). 100% of the profits for the prints will go to our amazing artist-in-residence, Roxanne Patruznick. We, of course, have the Blood & Tacos Podcast. If you haven’t heard it, you’re in for a treat. And, a Blood & Tacos phone app, you ask? Why the hell not? Stay tuned. We’re all over the place.
As before, every past issue of Blood & Tacos will live here, for free, for your reading enjoyment. As well, we’ll be offering the magazine on Amazon, B&N, iTunes, and all the usual ebook outlets for those of you who prefer to read on your kindles, pads, phones, and other devices, for the low, low 70′s price of $0.99 (or its equivalent worldwide).
Issue #4 will be coming to Amazon in the next several days, keep your eyes and bookmarks pointed to this spot to see when – in the meantime, all of the glory is right here for absolutely nada.
When you’re done with the stories, don’t forget to visit those authors’ sites in our handy links section in the sidebar so you can find more of their work elsewhere – oh and hey, if you love the artwork, (and how could you not?) visit the site of the extraordinarily talented Roxanne Patruznick, simply by clicking on the cover in the sidebar. Speaking of which, we at Blood & Tacos would like to specifically thank Roxanne, Michael Batty, Sean Norris, John & Polly Pospisil, and all the authors for their efforts in helping us bring this ridiculously awesome business to life.
BUT WAIT! So you’ve been strolling around the net and have seen the cool T-shirt with the cover from Issue #1, and you’re saying to yourself, “Damn, how do I get one of those?”
Now you can! (Here’s the shirt in action, in case you haven’t seen it already.)
So here’s the scoop – the shirt is available in Men’s sizes S, M, L, & XL, and is 25 bucks for US customers, 35 bucks for elsewhere, with the extra 10 bucks for shipping, all apologies offered.
Please don’t forget to specify your size (Men’s S, M, L, & XL) and add your shipping address to the Paypal order form! (and please allow 3-5 weeks for shipping).
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