April 5, 2009

The writing industry is often difficult to enter as an emerging writer. Writers are routinely rejected simply because their name or work is not known. Often, exceptional manuscripts are returned unread with a rejection form letter. Many of our staff writers have faced this challenge and know the frustration of spending months or even years waiting for the big break.

We also realized that the publishing industry was not being responsive to the changes in the world. Too often an author is forced to mail a manuscript with an SASE to a magazine or publisher, required to spend time and money on a process that does not make sense in a world where doing things “online” is a normal way of doing business.

That’s why we created Spinetingler Magazine. We want to entertain our audience while we promote and enhance the profile of talented emerging writers using the forum of electronic publishing. We know there are a lot of great stories out there that should have a place where they can be told, so we are providing that venue for them.

Fiction Staff:

Sandra Ruttan: Editor-In-Chief, Staff Writer

Jack Getze: Fiction Editor, Staff Writer

Non-Fiction Staff:

Brian Lindenmuth: Non-Fiction Editor, Staff Writer

Sandra Ruttan: Staff Writer

Nerd of Noir: Staff Writer

Keith Rawson: Staff Writer

We would like to thank the following for their contributions in the past:
James Oswald, editor and reviewer; Kate Charlton, submission reviewer, editor, interviewer and reviewer; K. Robert Einarson, co-founder and reviewer; Angie Johnson-Schmit, submission reviewer and editor; MG Tarquini, submission reviewer and editor; Tracy Sharp, submission reviewer and editor.

Spinetingler Magazine was founded in 2004 by K. Robert Einarson and Sandra Ruttan. After a brief period during which Spinetingler was owned by BSC Review, ownership changed to Jack Getze and it no longer has affiliation with BSC Review. It has no affiliation with the UK horror and self-publishing site called Spinetinglers.

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