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December/January issue

PostPosted: December 12, 2011, 12:31:04 PM
by Robert_Moriyama
Get yer November comments in this week -- by next week, we should have our actually-planned (instead of accidental) Double Issue for December 2011 / January 2012, featuring 3 long-fiction entries, 20 short stories, a whack o' poetry, and more features than you can shake a can of pepper spray at (sticks are so last century)!

Over the holidays, you should also think about any nominations you care to make for the "Best of 2011". (I will TRY to get the Back Issues Index updated to cover everything eligible for 2011 "Best of" status. Honest.)

RM

Re: December/January issue

PostPosted: December 19, 2011, 05:23:55 PM
by Robert_Moriyama
The Webmaven sez that tonight's the night (so by tomorrow night for SURE). Only 69 comments, including several from me... We should at LEAST double that for the December / January issue, with 20 short stories PLUS a bonus Mare Inebrium entry by Sergio (ente per ente) PLUS an excerpt from Dan's Steampunk novel PLUS multiple features PLUS two novellas PLUS the first chapter of McCamy Taylor's sequel to "Chatterton Reef" PLUS a whack o' poetry...

It would be nice if the total number of reader-hours exceeded the number of hours spent writing, editing, and uploading put in by the staff, but sometimes I wonder. The only way we can tell is if people comment, even if it's just to say "I read this one."

Oh, Great Tannenbaum*, let us see those comment counts climb into the triple digits! Dare we even hope that the hundreds digit might be greater than 1? (Sigh.)

RM

(*When Linus Van Pelt finally gave up on believing in Santa Claus, I speculate that he switched his allegiance to the Great Tannenbaum, who rises out of the Christmas tree lot on Christmas eve to deliver toys to good children (and editors and authors) everywhere.)

Re: December/January issue

PostPosted: December 19, 2011, 05:43:49 PM
by Lester Curtis
Robert_Moriyama wrote:The Webmaven sez that tonight's the night (so by tomorrow night for SURE). Only 69 comments, including several from me... We should at LEAST double that for the December / January issue, with 20 short stories PLUS a bonus Mare Inebrium entry by Sergio (ente per ente) PLUS an excerpt from Dan's Steampunk novel PLUS multiple features PLUS two novellas PLUS the first chapter of McCamy Taylor's sequel to "Chatterton Reef" PLUS a whack o' poetry...

Hell, Robert, I'll comment right now!

That's WAY more than I get from Analog and F&SF Mag combined, and this isn't even costing me anything (except the time to read it all)!

On the subject of comments, though, I can't help noticing that the longest comment threads seem to result from something exceptionally thought-provoking (or somehow controversial).

Re: December/January issue

PostPosted: December 19, 2011, 06:43:03 PM
by Mark Edgemon
Lester Curtis wrote:On the subject of comments, though, I can't help noticing that the longest comment threads seem to result from something exceptionally thought-provoking (or somehow controversial).

That would be by me!

Re: December/January issue

PostPosted: December 19, 2011, 09:35:36 PM
by Lester Curtis
Well, I wasn't going to name anybody, but . . .