Godlings @ Pulp Metal Magazine

PULPLOGOGodlings, a cosmic tale of juvenile deities and their playground games, by Solarcide’s own Martin Garrity, is now live at Pulp Metal Magazine. This story is a preview of the upcoming fiction collection, Corridors.

PMM is an awesome site. While you are over there, take a look around. Lots of good reading. Cheers to Jason Michel over there.

Rock on, folks!



Small Acts of Rebellion by Emily Slaney


Our first guest story of 2014 is live. UK author, Emily Slaney, who has previously featured in our flash fiction project, The Sinthology, takes us for a bittersweet trip down memory lane with her story Small Acts of Rebellion.

Drink, drugs, and suicide Barbie dolls.

Pooh-sticks and broken dreams.

Check it out hereSlaney.

They’re zombies, boss, but not as we know ’em.

LAndrewsThe guest story feature for August is now live and we’re very excited about this one.

Somewhat surprisingly, we have yet to run a yarn about zombies here at Solarcide. That ends now. ‘Ware ye though, his is no ordinary tale of the undead. This is something altogether new. This is a zombie story Laura Andrews style, and believe us when we say there is something for everyone here. If you like the sound of killer Pomeranians and guaranteed, grade A, virus-annihilating, bentonite clay, then The Legend of Johnny Bell might just hit the spot.

Check it out here. Have a great time. Then, help spread the word. As always, any sharing and re-linking is hugely appreciated.

Keep rocking on, ladies and gentlemen. We have some massive updates in the pipeline for you soon. Not least of which is our flashy little Sinthology explosion. Keep ’em peeled!


June updates: Solarcide turns two! Short story spotlights and a great give-away.

Hey, all. Some really fun things to write about in this post. The start of June saw the second anniversary of Solarcide’s launch, and we weren’t going to let that pass without some bonus content to post here. Also, we have a great signed book give-away lined up to add some jazz to the proceedings.


logo3In the two years this site has been live, we have featured dozens of great short stories. Shorter fiction is what we do best and we certainly hope to continue that trend in the future. So, for our birthday celebrations, we decided to whip a batch of short story related questions around a few authors and allies who have impressed us in the past with their work within the smaller word counts.


Over the next week or so we shall post up the resulting spotlight interviews. We begin today with Stephen Graham Jones, an author we have followed here at Solarcide for a while now, and who continues to impress us with his prolific publications. Stephen has written more short stories than we have had hot dinners, and is the perfect guest to kick off the spotlight feature.

Check out his interview here.

Check back later in the week for spotlight interviews with other awesome writers, including Richard Thomas and Nik Korpon.


Stephen Graham Jones didn’t just hang around to join in with our short story spotlight. He is also our newest Facebook giveaway prize author. Two weeks from now, one lucky follower of our Facebook page will win a signed copy of a SGJ novel. All you gotta do to be in with a chance of winning is ‘like’ our page. It couldn’t be easier!

Alternatively, if you don’t use Facebook, then follow the site as an email subscriber by clicking the widget on the right of our main page to still be in with a chance of winning.

June 18th, we shall announce the lucky subscriber.


And that, for now, is that. Check back in a few days for more short story spotlight interviews, with more great guests. Until then, rock out with SGJ, hit up the Facebook page for a chance to win that prize, and have a good time all round.

All the best, folks.

We’re back, and we have big news!

logoWe’re back, baby!

After a period of down-time to welcome in the new year, we have returned. Happenings around here are about to become more fun than ever.

We have a brand new, retro-funk design, and a new page layout to match recent changes around here, of which there are many. There are some very grand plans for 2013.

Where to start?


Possibly the biggest news, is our new strategy for guest story content. We will now be running a regular, monthly, guest story slot. We hope for this feature to become one of the most exciting online venues for short stories, and to up the ante on our end we will now be paying for guest content that is accepted.

That’s right, you can now earn a payday by sending us your work. We will pay $50 (USD) for every story we run. Only a single story will be selected each month, so bring your A-game if you’re thinking about hitting up this party!

The grizzly details on how to submit can be found in the Submissions Guidelines. We really look forward to seeing what comes our way.

And to kick things off on that front…


…our guest story for January is already live!

Year Of The Pig comes from a new face to these pages. In fitting style, Andrea Taylor actually makes her fiction publication debut to kick-start off our new monthly feature.

With the quality of this work, it’s hard to belive Andrea isn’t a household name already . We’re certain that this publication will not be her last.

It’s a dark one for sure. Check it out here.

We have also set up a page in our guest story section called The Vault, which will be the new home for some of the guest story content we ran over the past eighteen months. Look out for an update about this real soon.


That’s not all for the big announcements in this update. Following hot on the heels of last year’s Nova Parade anthology, we are delighted to announce our newest feature release project.


Are you ready to get dirty with us? Because over the coming weeks, we are accepting submissions for Flash Me! The Sinthology, featuring one of our closest friends and allies, Mr Chester Pane, (The Flash Assassin™) as co-editor.

Flash Me! has a proud history of written perversions, and we are very happy to be continuing its evolution with this bona-fide, flash extravaganza. It’s going to be a whole lot of filthy, decadent fun.

This project will also be our first foray into print format publishing, another milestone in our quest to wage war on the sun.

There is more information on this project here, and the specifics on submissions can be found here.

We hope for many of you to be joining us is shaming ourselves with this project.


Finally, some more news. Solarcide will, for the next batch of episodes, be the official sponsor of the Books and Booze podcast. The crew over there do great work, putting out informative, and sometimes hilarious, interviews with exciting special guests. They’re good friends of ours over there and it’s great to be working alongside them.

And that’s about all.

For now. Keep your eyes peeled for more posts later this month, including the filling of The Vault and the info on a tasty book give-away.

Rock on, fuckers. All the best,

Martin Garrity & Nathan Pettigrew