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pdblake
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Ares Magazine

This one came up in The Grinder , but there doesn't seem to be much of a magazine there. A quick google brings up a defunct mag of the same name, and much the same content, that was out in 80s.

It looks like a new start up. Has anyone got anything else on them? I've got something that might fit them, but with no back issues available it's hard to tell just what they go for, or even if they're genuine.

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Seems legit. Looks like Ares Magazine is being revived by One Small Step Games, which is why the submissions email is @ossgames.com. They just started again in September, and they will release their kickstarter funding project soon.

This article talks about it: http://thegaminggang.com/2013/09/one-small-step-games-to-bring-back-ares-magazine/

And here's their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AresMagazine

They say they already have a lot of good material, but they still want more. They're mostly looking for action-adventure stories. I'd keep more introspective works for other markets.

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Think I'll give this one a miss. I looked up OSSGames and must say that their products don't look all that inspiring and the fact that they haven't even set up their Kickstarter fund (which I think is one of those crowd funding things?), says that they're nowhere near off the ground, and there's no guarantee they ever will be.

Thanks for the links, though the facebook one went unread as I don't have an account.

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I currently have a story on submission with them.
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Me too. They say they are particularly interested in adventure fantasy...and I write a lot of that...and markets interested in it are hard to find.
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Good luck Merlion!
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Hope they decide quick so it will be a pro sale, Merilon. The SFWA will be changing its standard for "pro" rates to 6 cents or more per word as of July 2014. The 5 centers will no longer be considered "pro."

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob

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Hope they decide quick so it will be a pro sale, Merilon. The SFWA will be changing its standard for "pro" rates to 6 cents or more per word as of July 2014. The 5 centers will no longer be considered "pro."
Note that it's not just the 5 cents a word that makes a venue pro from the SFWA perspective. The magazine also has to have a 1,000/issue circulation (or equivalent views/downloads for web-based media) and they have to meet the pay/circulation for a set length of time (I believe a year) and there are other minor rules. I believe (though I could be wrong) that sales can be retrospective, so that Merlion could make a sale now at 5/cent a word and if Ares met the qualification standard in the future, his sale would count for SFWA membership purposes.

Nick

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