UNSPOKEN WATER 4 ON SALE NOW

FINALLY, IT'S ARRIVED!

"Unspoken Water 4" with 56 pages of poetry, and short fiction of the strange, weird and uncanny by the likes of:

Mike Chinn

Marion Pitman

Lee Clark Zumpe

Derek Muk

Rebekah Memel Brown

Brian M. Milton

Richard King Perkins ll

Stephen Palmer

Andrew Hook.

There's also some editorial ramblings by yours truly about the graveyard of the Dunino Church in Fife where the cover photographs were taken.

Want to buy a copy? Then get yourself over to the "Buy Online" page - two tabs to the right. "Simples".

 

Two important changes for potential contributors to note:

First, the submission window for issue 5 will open on 1 February 2013 and run until 30 April 2013.

Second, Unspoken Water will no longer be a paying market. With issue 5, all contributors will receive two copies only, but no payment.

UNSPOKEN WATER 3 ON SALE NOW

The last submission window closed at the end of September 2012. Watch this space in early 2013 for details of when we will re-open as we are currently thinking of making some changes to "Unspoken Water" to produce a bigger and better edition, one of which may be coming out annually, leaping from wire-bound to perfect bound.

Also, due to a family bereavement, illness and a dodgy internet connection the selection process for issue four is slightly behind, so please be patient.

And, of course, if you haven't, you can always buy issue 3, which is on sale now.

On sale now, "Unspoken Water 3", the music-inspired issue of poetry and short fiction
of the strange, weird and uncanny with contributions from:

ALLEN ASHLEY
SARAH DOYLE
STEPHEN PALMER
LEN SACULLA
JOHN SAVAGE
J. DANIEL STONE
NEIL WILLIAMSON

And four cracking illustrations from Denny Marshall.

Copies on sale here:  http://www.ian-hunter.co.uk/buy-online or just go to the "Buy Online" page.

 

 

 

 

It's not an April fool honest! But the submission window for "Unspoken Water 3" has now closed, and I'll be getting back to people pretty soon about their submissions.

We reopen on 1st July, possible with an occult detective theme, with a Scottish twist -  watch this space for more details!

The submission window for "Unspoken Water 3" will be opening on 1st January 2012, and it will be a music-based issue, inspired by the illustration "Monster Notes" by Denny Marshall.

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"Unspoken Water 2" is on sale now, with a terrific Glasgow-inspired cover by Denny Marshall called "Gray Ghost in the Armadillo".

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And the last piece of the jigsaw is some great artwork by Denny Marshall.

THE CONTENTS OF ISSUE TWO ARE:

 

"Little Dead Girl" by C. M. Saunders

"A Breath of Air" by Rebekah Brown

"Crossing" by Karen Ellery

"Heartless" by Thomas Williams

"Sea Monkeys" by Steve Lockley

"The Crossroads" by Stephen Palmer

"Valkenswaard" by Jan Edwards

"The Magic Circle" by Sarah Doyle

 

ISSUE ONE ON SALE NOW

See here for details, or click the "Buy Online" tab.

ON YOUR STARTERS ORDERS - GO!!!!!

THE SUBMISSION WINDOW HAS RE-OPENED, GOOD LUCK AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

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ISSUE ONE - AND THE CONTRIBUTORS ARE:

"Unspoken Water" will be out in July, with stories by:

 Joel Lane, Gary McMahon, Steve Rasnic Tem. Andrew Hook, and Jeffery Scott Sims

and poems by:

Lorraine Schein, Kristine Ong Muslim, F. J. Bergmann, and Marina Lee Sable

and last, but not least, illustrations by:

Denny Marshall and Josh Byer

 

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS - REOPENS 1ST JULY 2011

An old Scottish custom, unspoken water was a charm against the Evil Eye and used for healing the sick. It was obtained by collecting running water from under a bridge that the living had crossed and the dead had been carried over. Whatever was used to collect the water should not touch the ground. It was then carried in silence at dawn or at twilight and brought to the house of the sick or bewitched person who was given three sips of "silvered water" from a wooden ladle which had a silver coin placed at the bottom. The rest of the water was sprinkled around the person or poured into a corner stone of the house or behind the fire-flag. If the stone split, then the illness or curse would be fatal, and they could not be cured or saved.

Now, "Unspoken Water" is looking for poetry and short fiction of the strange, the weird, and the uncanny. We are a market for the supernatural, not fantasy or science fiction. The first few issues will be chapbook size with the intention to grow to perfect-bound copies. Publication will be twice yearly, and occasionally some issues might be devoted to a particular theme, for which submissions will be sought.

Poetry or fiction should be submitted in RTF as an email attachment. A cover letter is not required, but make sure you put your name and address on everything you submit. Payment is £10 on publication plus one contributor's copy. Email submissions only.

We are also looking for cover and internal artwork which should be line drawings submitted as JPEG's as an e-mail attachment. Payment is £10 on publication plus one copy.

Send submissions to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it