March 7, 2008

Hardline Fiction

Filed under: HL — stevej @ 8:08 pm

Hardline Fiction is on hold for the time being, due to staff publishing commitments.

Available now: The Orpheus Tales: a collection of short stories written by eight Hardline writers specializing in horror, sci-fi and drama.

Preview here: http://www.lulu.com/content/3814815
Paperback: £5.95 Download: Only £1.25

The anthology includes:

The Artist’s Impression
Steve Sweeney

The Stepfather
Mairi Angus

Kind Wicked Fate
Tracy Daniels

Surgical Strike
Andrew Fairhurst

The Perfect Match
Rowena Dawn

Marco Polo
Lewis Tolentino

K Morgan Steen

…and many more. The Orpheus Tales also includes excerpts from the forthcoming novels ‘The Horde’ and ‘Salvatore House’.
Available direct from Lulu in paperback or PDF download format, or from Salvatore Publishing:


Some excerpts from Issue One:

‘I don’t think there’s really any one genre in particular that I prefer. Writing is just part of me. The reason I chose to start with fantasy is that I loved the idea of creating a world where everything and anything is possible; a world that mirrors our own in various forms of technology. Fantasy is one of the most interesting genres, I think.’
From Focus: CL Freire, an interview by Steve Sweeney.

‘Ed Roberts had been Milville’s first to sign up when Americans were called to a war on terrorism. He wanted to go to Afghanistan, find Bin Laden, and strangle the bastard who had killed his sister. Ed’s picture had been in the newspaper, in his Army beret as he was set to ship out, in his desert camo as he stood near an armored vehicle in Helmond. He’d bought beers all around when he’d came back on leave, and he told gut-chilling tales of combing mud-huts and caves for a villain who always seemed one step ahead.’
From ‘Dawn Patrol’, by Solitaire.



  1. Raindog hipped me to you.

    give me the guidelines for submitting 3 poems
    w/some really hard lines.
    is that too many at one time? would you be interested in a meta-essay, tho itmight be a little far out?
    I don/t wanna waste yr time wading thru a 5-page (double-spaced) chunk of prose. I really don/t!

    mucho luck w/Hardline


    Comment by Michael C Ford — March 21, 2008 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

  2. Go on then, I’m intrigued. Can you let me know how I can submit stuff for publication?

    Kez x

    Comment by Kerry Cooke — March 26, 2008 @ 3:08 pm | Reply

  3. Congratulations, guys! The mag is looking good. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

    Your friend, always, Suzie xx

    Comment by Suzie — April 2, 2008 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

  4. I say, chaps. This Hardon thing is absolutely spiffing. In fact, I could almost say that some of the chaps’ scribblings here are top hole. My own insertion, although small, is especially worth a gander, what.

    Jolly well done, keep it up, and pip pip!

    Yours sincerely,

    Brigadier ‘Buffy’ O’Shea-McGregor-Davies
    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Comment by The Brigadier — April 2, 2008 @ 11:16 pm | Reply

  5. I have some poetry you may be interested in, please send me guidelines etc…

    Comment by Jack G.Bowman — April 3, 2008 @ 12:32 am | Reply

  6. The magazine looks wonderful. Really wonderful! Thanks.

    Comment by Susan Katz — April 3, 2008 @ 2:32 am | Reply

  7. Steve, Mairi and staff,
    Great job on the mag and congratulations on getting it launched. It looks really good. I am looking forward to future issues and I wish you much success.

    Your friend in writing,
    David Lee Jones, Lexington, SC, USA

    Comment by Lee — April 3, 2008 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

  8. A great beginning, guys, and I’m honored to be on board.


    Anika Scott
    Essen, Germany

    Comment by Anika — April 3, 2008 @ 4:57 pm | Reply

  9. Steve,
    Get back to me on the Di Francis Interview.
    It looks as if it is a go.
    Please reply ASAP.


    Comment by Lee — April 5, 2008 @ 6:55 am | Reply

  10. Raindog led the way here and I’m glad he did. Hardline offers up a great set of poems and prose
    in a way that is somewhat unique, the arrangement makes it easier to spend time with a piece rather than
    rushing through to the next and the next after that, and to be mundane it makes it easier to linger
    inside the page.

    Comment by H. Lamar Thomas — April 8, 2008 @ 5:35 am | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.