Lancaster Horror Magazine (More than Just Horror)

From the people at LORE:

September 28, 2011


Lancaster just got a little scarier this Halloween season.

The scariest time of year is nearly upon us, making it the perfect time for Lancaster resident Rod Heather to release the first issue of his horror magazine, LORE.

Rod is an award-winning editor of spooky story collections, and is a published horror author in his own right.

The first offering, titled “LORE: A Quaint and Curious Volume of Selected Stories”, will become available just in time for Halloween, and will feature stories by internationally renowned authors like Harlan Ellison (another LA County resident), and Brian Lumley.

LORE will be available electronically, and as a print edition, and is considered a professional market by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and Horror Writers Association.

In addition to more information on how to order or submit work to LORE, the publication’s web site ( offers a host of regular horror, science fiction and fantasy features that are sure to raise the hackles of even the most seasoned ghoul.


Rod Heather






AV Arts Magazine: Rokoko releases 2nd issue


Rokoko #2


About the magazine: “Rokoko wants local talent and local culture. Our primary goal is to give creative adults and youth a public venue for their outputs, opinions and goings-on. We are interested in any and all activities: writings, art works, recipes, athletics, et al. any and all. Whether you are a professional, student, hobbyist or aspiring amateur, we don’t discriminate. Everyone deserves the opportunity to grow and express themselves.

We do insist that you be passionate about what you are doing and that you are willing to share with your neighbors and peers. Participation isn’t limited to submitting work for publication, there are several ways you may be able to join our effort. Rokoko doesn’t belong to one person, it’s a community project.”

Antelope Valley Thespians: February Writer’s Briefing

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One of the main goals of AVT is to produce original work by playwrights local to Quartz Hill and the Antelope Valley. Seeing your play undergo the production process gives you a great insight into how your script might be interpreted by a director and actors.

This season, we will be bringing to the stage our first production written by a local playwright, HUNGER FOR PARADISE. Check out our 2011 Season for more information.

If you are a local playwright looking to write for the stage, please join us Saturday, February 26th at 1pm at Sagebrush Cafe in Quartz Hill.  AVT will hold a Writer’s Briefing to describe the nature of our company and to discuss upcoming events with local writers.  We will also have our directors available for Q&A on what we are looking for and why.

You can find out more information about how we work with playwrights on our Playwrights page.

SATURATION: Spring Issue Submission Deadline Coming Up

Submissions for the spring issue of SATURATION: AV Arts Publication are due by March 1, 2011.

The theme for spring: Movement/Motion.

Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2011

Send submissions to:

Accepting submissions of all sorts of work: fiction, essays, poetry, book reviews, film reviews, music reviews, (brief) philosophical tracts, summer show announcements, thoughts on the Antelope Valley, Photography, images of: paintings, sculpture, collage, and architecture.

 If there is anything left out, it’s because we didn’t think of it, not because we aren’t accepting it for consideration in the spring issue of SATURATION. 


Antelope Valley Writing Opporunities

There are several publishing outlets for creative writing in the Antelope Valley.

Here are links to articles on each with information on how to submit.

If you’ve got written work and you’d like to find an audience for it, these are a few good places to start. Rumor has it that another arts publication for the Antelope Valley is on the way too.

These venues thrive on submissions and get better with increased participiation. You can participate. If you don’t write you can submit art work. If you don’t make art, you can buy a copy to read.

It’s all good.

AV Anthology Announces Public Release of Volume 7: Hard Times

MousePrints Publishing would like to invite anyone interested in local authors to the launch party of our new Antelope Valley anthology.

MousePrints has been publishing the AV Anthologies for seven years. The books are made up of Short Stories, Poetry, Essays and Reportage by authors living here in the Antelope Valley.

The Gala Launch party we do every year is to welcome to book and to honor the authors who have been included in the new volume. We have authors as young as 15 and as old as in their 80’s. The party is always fun and surprising since many of the authors gather up their courage and read their stories to the attending audience.

The Antelope Valley has been home and launch point for many truly fine writers to include Kay Ryan, current poet laureate of the United States.

Come help us celebrate literature.

The Launch Gala will be held at 506 W. Jackman St. Lancaster. That is the MHA Building at the corner of Sierra Highway and Jackman St.  The party starts at 6:00 PM. 26 October, 2010.

Submit Your Work for New AV Arts Publication

Antelope Valley Arts Blog is teaming up with a few local dynamos to produce a new arts magazine for the Antelope Valley.

If you would like to share your genius with the AV, your talents, your vision, your opinions, and your knowledge, please submit material to for the time being. (A magazine specific email address will be provided in future.)

Submissions are being accepted in areas of:

Creative Writing – Fiction & Poetry

Reviews – Gallery & Musuem Show Reviews, Theatre Reviews, Music Reviews


Original Visual Art – Photography, Images of Paintings, Sculpture, and Electronically Generated Images

Deadlines Approaching for Antelope Valley Original Writing Submissions

The Antelope Valley Anthology

 MousePrints Publishing, The Unknown Writers of the Antelope Valley, and WORD AV, the Antelope Valley Literacy Coalition, continues to accept applications until May 31, 2010  for the 2010 Antelope Valley Anthology.

Submissions may be prose or poetry. Poetry may be no more than 100 lines per poem. No more than five poems may be entered. The poems may be any form.

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Prose submissions may be in the form of short fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, or reportage. Submissions will be accepted from 1 January, 2010 through 31 May, 2010.

Please send all entries to For further information regarding the 7th Antelope Valley Anthology please e mail the above address. Criteria provided by: THE EDITORIAL COMMITTEE FOR THE 7TH ANTELOPE VALLEY ANTHOLOGY

More Opportunities for Antelope Valley Writers: ORIGINAL PLAY “BOUNTY” OFFERED BY LOCAL THEATER GROUP The Antelope Valley Thespians (AVT) are currently seeking submissions of an original work related to a selected set of western themes.

 For details see their website (