Last month we opened strong with stories from Ken Scholes and John Wiswell, and December looks just as good. Our first story this month is a regency romance with a twist from NYT Bestseller Carrie Vaughn; and newcomer Julian Mortimer Smith has penned a haunting story for us about The Fumblers Alley Risk Emporium where patrons can wager their prized possessions against their heart’s desire. Our goal at UFM has always been to pick stories that provoke an emotional reaction in our readers and if you’re anything like Emily and me, these two stories will do just that.
A new feature that we’re adding to the magazine this month is the Urban Fantasy Book Club, which is headed by Melissa Bleier. Each month we’ll be featuring a new book which we’ll read together and discuss in our Facebook group. This month, it is Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland
Diana will be dropping in to talk about her inspiration for the book and to offer some encouragement halfway through the month. Our goal is to make this club unique by giving you access to the author herself/himself, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the above page and find out how you can join. This is a free service that we’re offering. We’d like for you to buy the book by clicking on the link on our site so that we get paid as an Amazon affiliate, but there is no obligation for you to do so.
Finally, we’ve been working hard on the guts of the magazine for the past month, and we are proud to say that subscriptions are now working, and you can pay for them either with PayPal, or directly from your credit card using Stripe (the same payment provider Facebook uses for many of their transactions). Additionally, last month’s Pay What You Want offer went so well we’re extending it to this month. Want a copy of the magazine for your eReading device (and we thank you if you’re already doing so)? Download it now in ePub or MOBI format and name your own price.
We’d like to start printing your “letters to the editors,” so please send your thoughts on fiction, the magazine, or on fandom itself to us using our Contact form, or through Facebook. If you have any suggestions for features or columns you’d like to see in the magazine, please share them with us through the same channels.
If you’re reading us on your Kindle, Kobo, or another device, our stories are all now at your fingertips. If you’re reading online, well, you’ll have to wait a few days as we roll our content out across the month. But either way, we hope you enjoy our second issue!
- The Beaux Wilde by Carrie Vaughn
- The Fumblers Alley Risk Emporium by Julian Mortimer Smith
- PathoLogic: How Our Fear of Diseases Built Old Myths and New Media by Robert William Iveniuk
- London Falling by Paul Cornell
- Streets of Shadows edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon