Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine
(also known as GUD Magazine
) is an award-winning American
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, the first publication from Greatest Uncommon Denominator Publishing, founded in Laconia, New Hampshire
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,411 people, 6,724 households, and 4,168 families residing in the city. The population density was 809.3 people per square mile . There were 8,554 housing units at an average density of 421.8 per square mile...
in July 2006.
Format and periodicity
Greatest Uncommon Denominator contains literary
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and genre fiction
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s, and art
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and features authors and artists from around the world. GUD pays semi-pro rates for content and pays royalties
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on the profits of the sales of the magazine, effectively making the contributors shareholders for that issue.
GUD Magazine also features reviews of small press publications on-line, independent of its publication schedule.
The magazine, published twice yearly, is available for purchase in print and many electronic formats, including:
- Portable Document Format
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- Palm Doc (PDB
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- Rocket Reader/REB1100 (RB)
- Microsoft Reader
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(LIT) - PocketPC 1.0+ Compatible
- Franklin eBookMan
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- hiebook (KML)
- Sony Reader
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iSilo is a document reader available for Palm OS, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphone, Symbian UIQ, Symbian S60, and Windows CE Handheld PC handhelds, Windows computers as well as Apple iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and HP webOS smartphones...
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- OEBFF format (IMP)
1871 submissions were read and responded to between July 2006 to the end of January 2007. The initial print run for Issue 0 was 200 copies, which was quickly followed up by an additional print run of 200. As of June, 2009, over 11,000 responses have been sent—with a record of over 800 submissions coming in in May, 2009. Working towards its goal of paying out royalties to its contributors, GUD boosted its circulation of early issues from 400 to 700 in the last week of November 2009 with its "pay what you want" sale.
The magazine is a publication of GUD Publishing, Inc., an organization started in 2006 by Mike Coombes, Sal Coraccio, Kaolin Fire, and Sue Miller. As of February 2007, the active members include Julia Bernd, Sal Coraccio, Kaolin Fire, Sue Miller and Debbie Moorhouse.
List of editors
- Kaolin Fire, Issues 0+5
- Sue Miller, Issues 1+8
- Sal Coraccio, Issue 2
- Debbie Moorhouse, Issues 3+6
- Julia de Caradeuc Bernd, Issues 4+7
T. L. Morganfield, ‘Night Bird Soaring’, Issue #3: Sidewise Awards (Shortlisted: Best Short-Form Alternate History 2009
Kirstyn McDermott is an Australian writer of speculative fiction.-Biography:McDermott was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia on 31 October. She grew up in Woodberry, New South Wales and attended the University of Newcastle where she completed a Bachelor of Arts. In 1995 McDermott moved...
, ‘Painlessness’, Issue #2: Aurealis Award
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s (Best Horror Short Story, 2008
) and Ditmar Award
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s (Best Novella/Novelette 2009
Neal Blaikie, ‘Offworld Friends are Best’, Issue #2: Locus
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Recommended Reading List, 2008
Stories from GUD Issues 0 and 1 received 3 honorable mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
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- Steven J. Dines's "Unzipped"
- Sarah Singleton and Chris Butler's "Songs of the Dead"
- Leslie Claire Walker's "Max Velocity"
GUD is considered one of the "Top 100 Markets for Magazine Writers and Book Writers" by Writer's Digest.