Ray Van Horn, Jr. is a veteran entertainment journalist whose writing and live photography has been featured in Blabbermouth.net, Dee Snider’s House of Hair Online, Fangoria.com, Horror News.net, About.com Heavy Metal, MetalManiacs, New Noise, Music Dish, AMP, Hails & Horns, Unrestrained,Noisecreep, Impose, Pit, The Big Takeover.com, Rough Edge.com, Pitriff and others. His blog The Metal Minute won a “Best Personal Blog” award in 2009 from Metal Hammer magazine and he wrote and produced his own hard rock e-zine, Retaliate.

He has contributed essays to UK author Neil Daniels’ Iron Maiden and ZZ Top biographies. Ray’s fiction has been published in various periodicals and anthologies, including his flash fiction piece “Off the Record” for Akashic Books’ “Mondays Are Murder” noir series. His recent short stories “Before the Ball” and “Widow” were featured in subsequent editions of Alex S. Johnson’s Axes of Evil anthologies. Ray wrote serialized original superhero fiction for Cyber Age Adventures and five of those stories appear in the anthology Playing Solitaire. He was the winner of Quantum Muse’s fiction contest in 1999.

Ray is a former NHL game analyst for The Hockey Nut and one-time host of the forum “Comic Books” at ReadWave. He has done beat reporting, photography and lifestyle articles for Metromix, an affiliate of The Baltimore Sun, Carroll Magazine, The Northern News and The Emmitsburg Dispatch.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ray To Become a Submissions Reviewer For ReadWave



Got a story you can tell in three minutes or 800 words?   Then bring your words over to ReadWave, an online hub for aspiring writers to get their work into an electronic community of authors, essayists and lexicon junkies.  ReadWave is stationed in the UK, but writers from around the world have contributed their pieces here and gotten noticed.  It's a groovy place to test your skills without pressure and receive feedback from peers and readers. 

I've been invited to join ReadWave's submissions team as a reviewer, so bop on over to www.readwave.com and hopefully I'll be seeing your work in the near future!  Whattya waitin' for, an invitation?   So served. 



               Listenin' to:  Jim Hendrix - Axis:  Bold as Love

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