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Cafe Doom -- Ten Most Recent Posts

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18 Feb 2011 - TIME magazine - old issues online (and I do mean OLD)

I've only just found out you can read (all?) old TIME magazines on their website!  As a research tool it beats trawling Google, I reckon, plus it's a nice way to get to grips with the language of the time (I'm using it to research something set at the tailend of 1940).  Blim

15 Feb 2011 - E-book Royalties -- the house always wins

Saw this article about how authors are getting a raw deal from most publishing houses when it comes to their royalties on e-book sales, while the publishers are in some cases making 70% more profit from an e-book than they would get from a printed book. Looks like the authors are getting stiffed aga

13 Jan 2011 - Got a boring story where nothing happens?

Yes, it's that time of year again -- The Bridport Prize is open for business, inviting millions of words of turgid prose and hackneyed verse to converge on a tiny market town in the depths of rural Dorset. The most boring story wins five grand, as does the purplest non-rhyming poem.

10 Jan 2011 - Preditors and Editors 2011 poll

Their site is back up after being in error page hell for a while. If you've got a minute to spare and want to support Cafe Doom, then please vote for us in the Writing Workshops poll, which you can find here --

Thanks afro

23 Dec 2010 - Shock Totem Christmas Special

Thought some of you might dig this.

Swiped from our main page:

The Shock Totem Christmas Special is live! Four of us have written holiday tales, which we've posted online for free. All in the spirit of Christmas fun. You can find them by following the links below (
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