We begin our monthly E-Zine Spotlights with The Kovacs Files. When the editor, C.M Kovacs, was asked a few questions about his new online publication, this was what he had to say:Bonnie: Tell me a little about your e-zine "The Kovacs Files." What can speculative fiction readers expect when they browse your site? C.M. Kovacs: The Kovacs Files will attempt to evolve into not only an extreme possibilities fiction site, but also bringing readers fiction articles, news, media reviews and anything else that might conceivably fit into the genre. Bonnie: What made you interested in creating "The Kovacs Files" as an e-zine? C.M. Kovacs: I have been a print journalist for many years; decided I would try my hand at the electronic frontier. Bonnie: What can we expect in the future at "The Kovacs Files"? C.M. Kovacs: More excellent, thought-provoking fiction, more true stories of the bizarre from the ends of the earth.
A Taste of American Highway -- By Scott C. Carr
Clarence's Garden -- By Bonnie Mercure
768-2003 -- By Michael Koenen
The Sale -- By Simon Wood
Monument -- By Walt Hicks
Reflection of Misery -- By Cathy Buburuz
The Rise and Fall of Pine Bush --- By Scott C. Carr
An Evening With Betty Hill -- By Scott C. Carr
The Legend of Hatchetman -- By David Sparks
Astral Shapeshifting 101: An Alternative Presentation Of An Old Cliche -- By Melissa Pinol
Banshees: Behavior, Appearance, & Lore -- By Melissa Pinol
Plus reviews on sf/h books, movies and games. Also loads of useful links for speculative fiction writers and readers.
Speculative/horror fiction from 1,000 to 3,500 words - flat rate $10.00/piece, paid upon acceptance. Conspiracies, monsters, vampires, werewolves, serial killers, cults and genetic mutations all welcome. Think 'new' urban legends. Traditional horror with a twist -- shaken not stirred. Fiction must be well written and character driven, present or past day, no S & S fantasy, no future sci fi visions. No extreme profanity or graphic, pointless sex -- I'm an old man with a heart condition. No fan fiction. Prefer fresh, previously unpublished fiction. Sim subs okay, but must be proprietary to TKF for one year, if accepted. And please, let us know if the work has been previously published and if it is a sim sub. Fiction will be archived. NONFICTION:
Articles, and movie, book, television reviews in the bizarre/horror/ speculative fiction arena. Concise, well written, to the point. No rambling diatribes, please. That's why I write editorials. Flat rate: $5.00 up to 1,000 words, paid upon acceptance. Please include single spaced submission in the body of your e-mail. Include all pertinent data, including bio, pic if you want one posted, etc. IMPORTANT: Reading cycles.
The Kovacs Files will be presenting new fiction quarterly. The submission dates for each quarter are as follows:
- February 1 - March 15th for April 1, 2001 issue.
- May 1 - 31st for July 1, 2001 issue.
- August 1 - 30th for October 1, 2001 issue.
- November 1 - 30 for January 1, 2002 issue. Non-fiction will be considered on an 'as received' basis. --C.M. Kovacs Visit The Kovacs Files
e-zine spotlight: The Kovacs Files