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Monday, August 31, 2009

Computer Rebuild = Delayed Publication

My computer had to be completely reinstalled. I have all of my data, but as a result of the rebuild I'm going to take a few extra days to publish the magazine for September.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Editorial Calendar Through November

Here's the editorial calendar for the next few months. This doesn't include Bruce Holland Rogers' contributions or the Classic Flashes. I publish on the first Tuesday or Thursday of the month, whichever comes first.

August: Going live on 8/4
* There Are No Great Truths Here -- Danielle Friedman
* Purpose -- R.W. Ware
* A Taste For Life -- Patrick Freivald

September: Going live on 9/1
* Suddenly Speaking -- Ray Vukcevich
* Doofus -- Mark Patrick Morehead
* How High the Moon -- Patrick Lundrigan

October: Going live on 10/1
* Eating It Too -- Kristine Kathryn Rusch
* Death Babies -- S. Craig Renfroe, Jr.
* The Door -- Damon Shaw

November: Going live on 11/3
* My Superpower -- Leslie A. Dow
* A Delivery of Cheesesteaks -- Alan Grayce
* Irma Splinkbottom's Recipe for Cold Fusion -- Janene Reichert Murphy

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Sluggish Responses

I'm never the fastest guy in the world, but I'm a little worse than usual right now. We just had a baby last Tuesday, and the last few weeks have been slower than usual. I beg your patience.

Thanks,
Jake

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Line-up for March

It occurs to me that I haven't announced our line-up yet, so here it is. It's a music issue:

"Addiction" by Ariella Adler, a fantasy -- though more about the aftereffects of the fantastic than the fantastic itself. The music in this case is that of the sidhe.

"Gustav's Mars" by Emily Leverett, a science fiction story. It's about music and martians, but really about something more mundane when all's said and done. And yes, the narrator starts off dead.

"Trumpet Volunteer" by Oscar Windsor-Smith, a literary story? A fantasy? I guess it depends on your perspective. It's an odd one for me, but I like it and I hope you will, too.

We publish on the first Tuesday or Thursday of the month, so I'll see you sometime on March 3rd!

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Going Live Tomorrow

We go live on the first Tuesday or Thursday of every month, so you'll see stories updated sometime tomorrow, February 3, 2009. New stories by Jay Lake, Robert Borski, and Tony Rogers, along with Bruce Holland Rogers's column and a classic from Punch.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Line-up for January

January's line-up includes three stories:

* Mike Resnick's "The Fallen Angel"
* Stefanie Freele's "The Flood of '09"
* Robin Gillespie's "As Their Eyes Touched God"
* A Classic Flash by Anton Chekhov, "An Enigmatic Nature"

Mike's piece is a reprint, but (a) it's an out-of-print almost-20-year-old story, (b) it's a really good story, and (c) Mike is the winningest SF author ever, so I'll break my usual "no reprints" rule for this one. Interestingly, this isn't a science fiction story.

Stefanie's story falls exactly one year after her first story with us, "James Brown is Alive and Doing Laundry in South Lake Tahoe". We nominated that one for a Pushcart Prize.

Robin's bio refers to graphic novel work, but not short story publications, so this might just be her first one. When she emails me her bio, I'll know more. :)

Bruce Holland Rogers will be with us as well, of course -- even though he's traveling to Egypt. Of course we wish him safe travels.

Happy New Year!

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Technical Issues

I've had some weird technical issues for the past few days, but I hope we're over the worst of them.

One thing that has taken a back seat is the creation of PDFs. If you like the PDF versions, check back on the blog every once in a while and I'll announce when they're up.

Another problem has been the forum: my connectivity has been intermittent enough that I haven't filled out all of the story topics or created the polls. Hopefully I'll have that fixed shortly, too. Either way, you should still be able to use them.

Meanwhile, the stories are there, along with a great interview with Eric Garcia. Check it out.

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