Inaugural issue of GUD Magazine.
|Frequency||2 per year|
|Publisher||Greatest Uncommon Denominator Publishing, Inc.|
|First issue||Spring 2007|
|Language||American English, British English, Canadian English, Australian English|
Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine (also known as GUD Magazine) is an American literary magazine, the first publication from Greatest Uncommon Denominator Publishing, founded in Laconia, New Hampshire in July 2006.
Format and periodicity
Greatest Uncommon Denominator contains literary and genre fiction, poetry, essays, and art and features authors and artists from around the world. GUD pays semi-pro rates for content and pays royalties 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 (PDF)
- Palm Doc (PDB)
- Rocket Reader/REB1100 (RB)
- Microsoft Reader (LIT) - PocketPC 1.0+ Compatible
- Franklin eBookMan (FUB)
- hiebook (KML)
- Sony Reader (LRF)
- iSilo (PDB)
- Mobipocket (PRC)
- 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
- Steven J. Dines's "Unzipped"
- Sarah Singleton and Chris Butler's "Songs of the Dead"
- Leslie Claire Walker's "Max Velocity"
Notes and references
- "Literary MagNet: News and Trends", Poets & Writers Nov/Dec 2008
- "Guidelines: Getting Paid", GUD Magazine
- "Guidelines: Submission Statistics", GUD Magazine
- "GUD Magazine's "Pay What You Want" Sale", GUD Magazine
- "Night Bird Soaring by T. L. Morganfield", GUD Issue 3, Autumn, 2008
- "Sidewise Awards for Alternate History", June, 2009
- "Painlessness by Kirstyn McDemott", GUD Issue 2, Spring, 2008
- "Aurealis Awards Winners" Archived January 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, January 24, 2009
- "The Ditmar Awards Announced" Archived 2012-07-09 at Archive.today, June 7, 2009
- "Offworld Friends are Best by Neal Blaikie", GUD Issue 2, Spring, 2008
- "Locus 2008 Recommended Reading List", February, 2009
- "YBF&H Honorable Mentions" Archived 2011-08-19 at the Wayback Machine, Ken Schneyer, October 2, 2008
- "Hot Markets: Top 100 Markets for Magazine Writers and Book Writers", Writer's Digest, February, 2008