Havok Publishing

Category - Saturday Scoreboard

Havok at Realm Makers

Next week, VERY special things are happening! Havok is going to the Realm Makers Conference in St. Louis. Not only will 18 of our Havok Hive (our staff) be attending, but a lot of the Horde will be there as well! We...

Cover & Congratulations

WARNING: CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. What you see above is the culmination of eight months of work. Planning for the rebirth of Havok. Vision casting. Implementation. Hard work by our authors...

Our Featured Authors on Flash Fiction

We’re rounding up Season One this month. That means it’s about a month until we take the best stories from each month and wrap them up in our Season One: Rebirth anthology! Along with our winning stories...

May’s Scoreboard

Top Stories for May The stories that received the most lightning bolts for April were Techno Tuesday’s Sins of Fire and Metal by Emileigh Latham and Wacky Wednesday’s At Your Service by Christine Smith...

Misión de la Noche

Blackish fluid drained from beneath my mangled Camaro. Darkness had long overtaken the desert skyline, but heat from the sticky blacktop still hung in the air. Sharp pain stabbed my side with each breath, and I tried to...

Most Prolific Authors

At Havok, we count a lot. Number of submissions, days, lightning bolts, comments. Number of authors, members, staff, newsletter subscribers. [Have you subscribed to our newsletter? If not, we send monthly updates about...

From the Hive Mind

Our editors answer the question: what is a common mistake you see authors making that keeps their stories from getting acquired? Too much narrative, extraneous detail, backstory, not enough conflict or resolution, and...

Story Behind the Story

At Havok, we love stories and the people who write them. What better way to celebrate both than by hearing from our talented authors on what sparked the idea of their stories? It’s like peering into the mind of genius...

April’s Contenders

April came in like a LION at Havok and stayed through the month! No lambs around here, that’s for sure. Not with 22 fantastic stories, 5 compelling genres, and hundreds of Havok Horde members. Our editors have...

Stories that Roared Loudest in April

It’s May (in case you hadn’t noticed), and that means time to look back at all the April stories and see which ones came in like a lion… Top Stories for April The stories that received the most lightning...

Reflections

I’m a writer who loves data. Charts, graphs, numbers. Spreadsheets. The running joke around Havok is that I’m the Google Forms queen. I’m the organizational cog of our three-headed Cerberus braintrust...

Story Behind the Story

At Havok, we love stories and the people who write them. What better way to celebrate both than by hearing from our talented authors on what sparked the idea of their stories? It’s like peering into the mind of...