Monday, November 30, 2009 -- Free E-day 2009

"What is Free-e-day?

"Free-e-day is 1 December 2009
"Free-e-day 2009 is the biggest ever cultural electronic giveaway & celebration of the independent creative spirit.


Monday, November 23, 2009 -- Black Friday 2009

GUD's biggest sale ever!  It's the best deal you'll ever see.

Monday, November 16, 2009 -- Slushing Away

Sneak peek at Issue 5 coverGUD is closing to submissions from today (Monday November 16th) until the 11th January 2010 (also a Monday). If you didn't see the red CLOSED notice when you submitted, then your submission is fine. If you did see the notice, then what were you doing submitting anyway? :D. But Don't Panic! Issue 7 isn't closed. We're just giving ourselves a breathing space to work on wonderful, shiny, forthcoming Issue 5.

Monday, November 9, 2009 -- Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead

James JoyceWhile GUD was busy with #gudhalloween, another important event was taking place--Great Irish Book Week. So we've invited Paul Bryant to write a few words about possibly the greatest Irish writer of them all--James Joyce. Born in Dublin in 1882, Joyce grew up in an improvident Catholic family; as an adult, he supported himself first by teaching and then through patronage, the time-honoured way of being creative without starving in the process.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 -- Pumpkin Prizes

GUD PumpkinsIt's time to announce the winners of GUD's Grand Pumpkin-Carving Contest. Your task was simple: carve a real or virtual pumpkin with the word GUD and enter it into our Flickr group.


Saturday, October 31, 2009 -- GUD Halloween Giveaways

Montage of GUD covers with batsWe kept promising you giveaways for GUD Halloween, and here they are! No fewer than nine GUD stories FREE to download over Halloween. But hurry--in the blink of a black cat's eye, they'll be gone!

Monday, October 26, 2009 -- GUD's Halloween Monster Quiz

DragonToday for #gudhalloween GUD brings you the Halloween Monster Quiz. Go answer a few simple questions and find out the answer to...What GUD Monster Are YOU?

Monday, October 19, 2009 -- GUD News: Puzzles Are Good For Your Brain!

Jigsaw piecesToday in #gudhalloween GUD's out to scare your brain--in a good way! The wonderful Toni Andrews pointed us to a fun tool for waking up our readers' brains (and promoting GUD Magazine too, of course, ahem ahem). Hey, it's better than eating your brains :D.

Monday, October 12, 2009 -- Banned Books Week: Thoughts from Lisa Grabenstetter

NO!GUD contributor Lisa Grabenstetter writes: The American Library Association's 'Banned Books Week' was September 26th through October 3rd this year. As you can see, I'm a little late coming to it. Nevertheless, I think it an important topic to arrive at--no matter how tardily.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 -- GUD's Grand Pumpkin Carving Contest 2009

The GUD Pumpkin Roll up to win one of two Grand Prizes in GUD's Grand Pumpkin Carving Contest 2009!

Monday, October 5, 2009 -- More GUD Love (and some miscounting)

Best Horror of the Year 1GUD has just nominated Ian McHugh's Stiletto (Issue 4) for an Aurealis Award. You may remember Kirstyn McDermott's Painlessness (Issue 2) won the Best Horror Short story for 2008. Ian's story has been nominated in the Science Fiction category, and we think it stands a good chance :).

Thursday, October 1, 2009 -- Support our 'Zines Day

Oct 1st is SoZD. Please support the 'Zines you love. :) And the 'Zines we love. ;)

Thursday, October 1, 2009 -- 30 days of GUD

Each day for thirty days we gave out a PDF of GUD to a randomly selected Tweeter. At the end of 30 days, one of those winners was randomly selected to ALSO win a Kindle 2


Monday, September 21, 2009 -- The Speculative Literature Foundation

SLF Logo (blurb)GUD is a proud member of the Speculative Literature Foundation. What can the SLF do for you?


Tuesday, August 25, 2009 -- Issue 7 opens / Some editorial maunderings

Unidentified Weird Plant Life (blurb)Issue 7 is open for submissions!  The GUD staff has been scattered to the four winds this summer, but we're back in gear -- getting Issues 5 and 6 ready for print and starting to collect work for Issue 7.


Sunday, June 14, 2009 -- Issue 4 is really out there!

Shipping Issue 4 (blurb)In the last few weeks, Issue 4 has been printed, delivered, admired, shipped, reshipped, and fêted.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009 -- Issue 4 is (just about) off to the printer

GUD Issue 4 cover (blurb)And it's already available as a PDF, for your immediate gratification!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 -- GUD goes 'pay per view' and adds lolcat translations

GUD Issue 4 cover (blurb)It's important for a magazine (and for the written word, in these times) to speak to "the younger generation".


Thursday, March 26, 2009 -- A GUD teaser of Issue 4's art

GUD Issue 4 art teaser (blurb)Get a first glimpse at the art in Issue 4: small, medium, or OMG printable. :)


Saturday, February 14, 2009 -- Twenty-Five Things About GUD

GUD Cover Montage1. If asked whether I'm male or female, I answer "female". I also wonder why anyone asks.

Monday, February 2, 2009 -- Aurealis Awards 2008 Horror Short Story Winner!

Kirstyn McDermottKirstyn McDermott weighs in on her (and our) latest award!


Thursday, January 15, 2009 -- Night Bird Soars Higher

The GUD Cait

Congratulations to GUD author Traci Morganfield, whose story Night Bird Soaring from Issue3 has received a Nebula recommendation.

This just in! AND a BSFA Best Short Fiction recommendation! (my apologies for previously stating the story was nominated)

Friday, January 2, 2009 -- GUD's Nominations for the Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll

Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2008GUD nominates authors and artists in the 2008 Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll over at Critters.