A lot of magazines seem to be closing shop or trimming their product these days, but here is one example of sword-and-sorcery lovers forging right on ahead.
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly enters the fray, offering new stories of adventure, courage and large slimy examples of mutation gone horribly awry, no doubt often sporting lengthy fangs and sharp claws and such.
The editors, who remain anonymous on the Web site, offer decent pay for short fiction and poetry and plan to publish four issues online each year. The art on the Web site is very promising, indeed, and the guidelines seem to be well thought-out.
So while I have no idea what lies ahead for HQF, I have submitted a story. I’ll update you all here as to what it’s like working with HQF once I hear back from them.