Tag Archives: quirky submissions

E-book of common & bizarre submission mistakes

April 9, 2010

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In conversation with various folk of the small press and magazine markets, I found that every single editor and slush reader has seen some pretty stunning mistakes in submissions. That’s not a big surprise, of course (though some of the mistakes are truly astounding). But as Jaym Gates pointed out in a recent post, “…while [...]

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Don’t know when I’ll be back again

March 12, 2010

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First, some sadness/frustration: Cheryl Morgan, three-time Hugo award winner, non-fiction editor for Clarkesworld magazine, and an all-around terrific person, was denied entry to the US yesterday and deported back to the UK. As she explains in her blog, it seems to have been the result of an idiotic bureaucratic snafu completely beyond her control – [...]

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into the cumulus/like released balloons

February 1, 2010

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So very much to mention, I’m going to do bullet points and try to keep everything short! As I posted about last night, Issue 15 has been released! The Any Previous Genre issue came out brilliantly. It’s all free on the site, please enjoy! As I also posted about last night, today is also the [...]

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We negotiate with chaos

January 6, 2010

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Speaking of “negotiating”: Who wants to nominate Crossed Genres for a Hugo award? We’re eligible! Although we know we wouldn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning, being nominated would be a dream come true, literally. If you’re eligible to nominate for the Hugos, please consider Crossed Genres! Things are coming along nicely. We [...]

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You can spin the dreidel with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock

December 28, 2009

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What an exhausting weekend. Fortunately it was a good one this year for us. Not terribly stressful. Worked off a lot of tension and energy playing the new Wii (our 3-year-old son’s pretty good at it. Who knew?). We saw that all of you seem to have been busy over the weekend too. I thought [...]

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I ain’t been nuttin’ but bad

December 22, 2009

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(I can’t listen to christmas music unless it’s been originally subversive, or subverted from the classic stuff. Dr. Demento saves me during this time of year.) A quick note to start: This is the last month to read or purchase our Dystopian issue! Issue 2, originally published on January 1, 2009, is going away forever [...]

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Damned if I’ll yield at the end of the chase

September 25, 2009

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It was too late to post last night when I finally had the chance, although in my sleep-deprived state the results would have been pretty entertaining. Editing happened! We got a couple pieces of issue 12 edited and they’re off to their writers for consideration. Only one more left to do, I think. As soon [...]

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Just remember that the last laugh is on you

August 28, 2009

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No post yesterday because Kay and I were up until the wee hours, talking about ways to make CG better for all of you! Issue 11 is as prepped as I can make it at this point; the various templates are even filled in with as much info as we have now, and the internal [...]

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And another one gone, and another one gone

July 24, 2009

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All submissions to Issue 10 that we’ve received have been read. Kay and I went through the last 20 or so, including the ones we received today. A few more pretty good ones in today’s batch. We’ll read new submissions as they come in now. By the way, about the submissions: folks, please read the [...]

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Anyone with any sense had already left town

July 9, 2009

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I saw our doctor this morning to check on my unusual nagging pain that I mentioned yesterday; fortunately the doc didn’t find anything wrong in all the testing and concluded it was just a slightly muscle pull, which I’d suspected. Of course, now it’s not really bothering me much at all anymore. Still, better safe [...]

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