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January 7th, 2004
04:21 pm


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So, I'm going to start my own webzine of speculative fiction. Why? Because I like editing fiction, so I fogure the best way to get to do this is to have people send me stories that they want me to publish.

So the first thing I need is a name. Well, okay, it's not really the first thing I need, but it's the easiest thing I need. Does anyone have any suggestions?

The next thing I need (which is probably really the first thing I need, but it's more difficult) is a statement about what I'm looking for. I think I'll leave it pretty open for now and see what ends up happening with the kinds of stories I decide I want to publish.

And then I probably want to decide how often I want to publish it, although I think that will probably wait until I see how many submissions I end up getting. For now, I think I'll just wait a while to collect some submissions, then publish. And I should probably deicde how many stories I'm going to publish, or at least an approximate word count of stories I'm going to publish (like, I could publish 20,000 words per issue, however many stories that ends up being, something like that).

And I need to figure out if I'm just going to accept short stories, or if I'm going to accept poetry, articles, art, or whatever else.

And then I guess I can put out the call for submissions. Although if I've already asked you if you would write a story for me if I asked, feel free to get started writing.

Okay, that's about it. I'd like to hear suggestions for a name, and any other advice people have would be welcome.

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Date:January 7th, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC)

queue point


Good luck with the zine idea! Have you thought about posting an announcement in some similar pubs?
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Date:January 7th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)

Re: queue point

There is a spec fic writers' news site that I've been reading for a while, Write-Hemisphere, and I'm definitely going to see if he'll post an announcement (once I get my act together more, that is). Not sure where else I'm going announce it, but thanks for the reminder that it's probably worth digging around some other places.
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Date:January 8th, 2004 06:57 am (UTC)
I don't know if you're correcting his typeo or suggesting that as the name, but I like it for the name. *grin*
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Date:January 8th, 2004 06:13 am (UTC)
*stops drooling over the userpic*

Yeah, that's probably a good idea. My eyes tend to be bigger than my stomach a lot.
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