As you know my laptop broke a few months ago and I have only just been able to sort out my new one and get files back from my old one. So updating has been a little slow. Issue 3 is on its way. I am finishing some of the illustrations and redoing ones that I lost so it should be ready soon enough.
We will be posting some updates soon, but we also want to hear about ideas you may have. Maybe you want us to do something differently or maybe you have an idea of what we can add to what we already do. All ideas are welcome so let us know through email, Twitter, Facebook, or our ask box. Our ears are open.
I have updated the branding, I wanted to go for a more modern feel. I mean I loved the last branding. It did it’s job but as a graphic designer I am always itching to try new things and for me this is new, my style has always been messy and grungeish so it was nice to try something clean and colourful. I hope you like it.
We will be having a competition coming up soon to help fill the time between issues and we are still accepting submissions for issue 4 so keep them coming guys, we are loving what we have already.
James Herbert , OBE (8th April 1943 - 20th March 2013) R.I.P.
By now many of you will have heard the sad news that James Herbert has passed away. It’s a huge blow, he was one of the best British horror writers of all time and will be sorely missed. I can still remember fondly the first time I read The Rats as a kid which terrified me and got me hooked. To celebrate the life of the late, great James Herbert we’re giving you the chance to win copies of our favourite book of his; The Rats, The Magic Cottage and Ash.
To win all you have to do is send us a short 500 word horror story, the best will win the books and runners up will be published on our site with a chance to be included in a special anthology.
Please email all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st May 2013.
R.I.P Mr Herbert, horror won’t be the same without you.
We’re in a bit of a pickle at the moment, Luke’s laptop has died so work on issue #3 has come to a standstill until he can get it fixed. It’s a pain because we can’t wait for you guys to see all the stuff we’ve got in it, the standard just gets higher and higher. Anyway, we’ll keep you in the loop but hopefully that’ll be sorted soon enough.
In the meantime, we will still continue to accept submissions for our next print issue from our British writers BUT we’re also accepting work for our online archive from everyone, so get sending your stuff in!
Our inbox is always open, so feel free to contact us if you fancy a chat.
Hey guys! One of our writers, the lovely Sarah Tarbit, has made a short viral video for the Typhoo UniversiTEA competition. It’s hilarious so please give it a watch and then vote for it here (scroll down until you see the poll). They really do deserve to win.
Fun fact: The spider magnet seen on the fridge was sent to Sarah by us when she won out Halloween competition last year. Spidey’s a star!
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I am reading ‘Kraken’ by China Miéville….it makes me want to have tentacles.
Excellent book! I was hooked as soon as the blurb mentioned the British Museum and the giant squid. I’m dying to read Railsea too, that’s next on my list.
Happy World Book Day writers!
What books have you got your noses stuck in at the moment?
I’m halfway through my second reading of the A Song of Ice and Fire series and it’s making me want a sword…
Just a little sneak peak of the type of illustrations you will come across in the next issue. This is not the final, final illustration but you get the drift.
Hey guys, we’re currently revamping the website so apologies for the mess. It’s going to be much prettier when Luke’s done with it so be sure to keep checking back!
Sorry for the late update on things, we have been really busy since Christmas but issue 3 is on the way we will be getting that out ASAP along with that we will be posting some new updates for you.
If you have any questions just send us a message!
Again sorry for the late update, we are now fully back ON IT.
To all of the following writers -
Beckie Jordan - Drink Poison Desires (Poetry)
Charlie Benson - Andy’s Angel Awakens (Prose)
Chris Parvin - Carnival (Prose)
Claire Walker - Haunted (Poetry)
Eva Marie Wilshere - Trust (Poetry)
Fikayo Francisca Balogun - The Boy That Cried Wolf (Poetry)/Red Christmas (Poetry)
Frankie Lewis - Nightmare (Prose)
Gavin J R - Dirty Fingernails (Poetry)
Ireti Odugbesan - Heavy Elements (Poetry)
Jack Oughton - Haiku x3 (Poetry)
James Rice - Nine (Prose)
Jamie Bunting - Untitled (Prose)
Katherina Maria Malinowski - Lake (Prose)
Michael Holloway - They Were All Ridiculous (Prose)
Nick Sadler - Hands (Prose)
Nicola Hawcroft-Heighway - Tory In A Yellow Tie (Poetry)
Rachel Betteridge - Severed Souls Part Three
Robyn Donaldson - B (Poetry)
Sarah Crewe - this pony will self-destruct (Poetry)
Sarah Tarbit - Butterflies and Hurricanes (Prose)/Belonging (Prose)
Simon Armstrong - The Zombie Whores (Prose)
Terry Naylor - Impact In: (Prose)
Zakk Appleyard - Rock Talk With God (Poetry)
You will be published in the third issue of PIYE Magazine. We will be in contact in the next few days to discuss editing and illustrations.
We received excellent submissions from all of you and to those who didn’t make it into this issue - don’t despair! There’s always next time.
We are not dead, though i’m sure you’d started to wonder… We trust you all had an excellent Xmas and are looking forward to the new year?
We’ll be publishing our next issue of PIYE Magazine in January, at long last, and will be announcing the writers that will be included in it shortly. Thank you to everyone who submitted, they have been a pleasure to read as usual.
Ionie and Luke
HO HO HO… We have another competition for you guys! Do you have a twisted take on a Christmas classic? Or do you have your own Christmas tale you wish to share? Submit your poems before December the 14th to PIYEHUB@GMAIL.COM. Happy writing guys!
ARE YOU A WRITER? THEN WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU…
We decided to extend the deadline a little for you guys. So spread the word. We look forward to hearing from you.
Spread the word guys, I would be mucho grateful Thankyou.
SIX DAYS TO GET YOUR SUBMISSIONS IN GUYS!