Category Archives: Greetings & Announcements

This summer and the next BPO

This summer we’ve got a special treat lined up for you: Drugstore Books will be hosting a weekly serialization called “Trans-Atlantic” by the author of the Star Frontiers series (and much more) Hamish Spiers. We’ll be running a new installment every week so be sure to drop by regularly. Also, don’t forget that the deadline […]

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Hamish’s Blog

Drugstore reader and collaborator Hamish Spiers has republished his books and reopened his blog. You can enter Hamish World by following this link. Don’t forget to buy a book or two once inside. Next week, Nick Cody wanders back south of the DMZ after a peaceful, if rather empty, weekend break in Propaganda Village     […]

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The next BPO: Regret

We’ve got a juicy one for you this time — Regret! Note the guidelines below, crack those knuckles, and charge the batteries in your wireless keyboards. When all the sweat and blood has been spent, send us your stuff here: contact@drugstorebooks.com. Theme: Regret Length: 1,000-8,000 words Format: MS Word or TextEdit file Title: Centered, Times […]

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New format

Dear Readers, We’re going to switch gears a little bit here in 2015 and change from weekly blog posts to irregular blogging. Whenever inspiration strikes us! We will of course continue with our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing series, the first one will likely be in the spring but check back for announcements on that […]

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Happy holidays and winter break

That wraps up our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing round on the theme of Faces, we hope you enjoyed the contributions. We here at Drugstore Books would like to wish the happiest of holiday seasons to all of our readers. For those of you whose holidays have already begun, for those of you whose holidays […]

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The view from behind the editor’s desk

Some of you may have been wondering where I’ve gone, while others may have been wishing that I’d never come back, but most of you have probably simply been relieved not to have to read my drivel masquerading as prose and obscure thoughts pretending to be, well, thoughts. Regardless, for all of those who don’t […]

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By Prescription Only: Faces

The deadline for Faces, our next BPO, is next week! Please send submissions by October 17th. Please send your submissions to: contact@drugstorebooks.com. Theme: Faces Length: 3,000-8,000 words Format: MS Word 97-2003 (If you’re using a recent version of Word then please save as a .doc and not a .docx file, this will help smooth out compatibility issues.) […]

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By Prescription Only: Faces

Work is a terrible thing. In light of that universal truth, we’ve extended the submission deadline for Faces, our next BPO, to October 17th. Please send your submissions to: contact@drugstorebooks.com. Theme: Faces Length: 3,000-8,000 words Format: MS Word 97-2003 (If you’re using a recent version of Word then please save as a .doc and not […]

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New look

Despite our laziness and general curmudgeonly attitude towards anything “new” or “fanfangled” or, dare some suggest, “better”, we here at Drugstore Books are not entirely tuned out to the wider world. As such, we’ve decided to give the site a little facelift. Rather, we’ve decided to pay someone to give the site a facelift as […]

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Take one of these and then get to work

If any of you are like me then you’ll consider summer a dreadful time of suffering and woe, but not to fret because this year at least we here at Drugstore Books have what you need to get through it. That’s right, our next By Prescription Only short story and essay showcase is right around […]

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