New writer rates!

When we first put out a call for fiction stories, we were overwhelmed by the response. We received hundreds of submissions! Our database was so full of amazing stories that we easily filled our first six issues. While we currently aren’t accepting any new fiction, we’re looking forward to opening those gates again when we draw closer to publishing issue six.

In the meantime, to remain competitive with the market, we want to let our current and future writers know that we are increasing our rate per word from .05/word to .06/word for all short stories published in the magazine starting with issue 4.

And one last note—while we aren’t accepting any new fiction, we are still accepting submissions for articles, interviews, and games! Drop us a line and let us know if you are thinking about submitting something!

Coming to a mailbox near you

We have been a busy crew the last few months, helming a successful Kickstarter for a science fiction game and lining up great content to fill out upcoming issues of Ares Magazine. We can now tell you that the third issue is at the printer, and our fiction content is set through issue six! Now, we are concentrating on wrapping up some great interviews and articles, working on game development, and connecting with artists to round out those issues. Look for more news and teasers in the coming months as these issues make their way to your mailbox!

If you haven’t subscribed yet, check out some great deals in our Store! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of issue three!

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Our first book review: The Wizard and the White House

the-wizard-and-the-white-houseWhat happens when the President of the United States wakes up one day without a mouth?

That’s the premise of The Wizard and the White House, a science fiction novel by Mike Maggio. Sam Sheikh recently read the novel and shares his review on Ares Online:

“Satire has long been used to mask biting social commentary. The works of Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain spring to mind. Science fiction/fantasy, a more recent genre, has been used to the same effect as well.

So it was with great interest and high expectations that I read The Wizard and the White House by Mike Maggio….”

Read the rest here!