How to Launch a Magazine for Professional Publishers

by Blaze Ward

Have you always wanted to create your own magazine? You can. The world has changed and the tools are now available.

See how a team of plucky independent writers came up with and launched Boundary Shock Quarterly, a speculative fiction quarterly that looks as professional as anything coming out of New York. Don't lose your shirt, your marriage, or your mind in the process.

"How to Launch a Magazine for Professional Publishers" expertly guides indie writers and publishers looking to move beyond just publishing their own work to stepping up to a more advanced game.


  • Sample pitch document to recruit your authors
  • Contract language for Syndicate members
  • Tips and tricks for editing to get the most emotional impact
  • The tools of the future and how they have leveled the playing field
  • Letting someone else handle the money

Be sure to read the rest of this series of bite-sized business and craft advice.

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Publisher: Knotted Road Press

About the Author

Blaze Ward writes science fiction in the Alexandria Station universe (Jessica Keller, The Science Officer,  The Story Road, etc.) as well as several other science fiction universes, such as Star Dragon, the Collective, and more. He also writes odd bits of high fantasy with swords and orcs. In addition, he is the Editor and Publisher of Boundary Shock Quarterly Magazine. You can find out more at his website, as well as Facebook, Goodreads, and other places.
Blaze's works are available as ebooks, paper, and audio, and can be found at a variety of online vendors. His newsletter comes out monthly, and you can also follow his blog on his website. He really enjoys interacting with fans, and looks forward to any and all questions—even ones about his books!
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