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Post February 16, 2012, 01:42:34 AM

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Here it is, another issue. New fiction and poetry, plus the best of 2011. Were the best stories picked? argue about it here!
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Post February 16, 2012, 02:19:30 AM

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Of course they were. I trust Robert's judgement implicitly.

The poems are another question entirely. Who let that man in here?
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Post February 16, 2012, 10:33:47 AM

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Wormtongue wrote:Of course they were. I trust Robert's judgement implicitly.

The poems are another question entirely. Who let that man in here?


Oh. So it's only McCamy's and Lester's judgement you question...
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Post February 16, 2012, 12:32:08 PM

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Hey, wait a minute -- how'd I get in this -- ?!
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Post February 16, 2012, 01:36:37 PM

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Lester Curtis wrote:Hey, wait a minute -- how'd I get in this -- ?!


McCamy said that she liked all the long fiction she chooses to run, so she relied on Forum comments to help her pick the "best" entries. A certain gun-toting groundhog-sniping person was blamed -- er, named -- as having the most influence on her decisions.
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Post February 16, 2012, 03:00:23 PM

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Wow . . . I'll take that as an honor.

Thank you, McCamy.
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Post February 16, 2012, 05:29:47 PM

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Really - I didn't think Scowboys was Richard's best poetry. I like the poems of his that are either focused on the extremely far (his galaxy poems) or the ones that go inside his skull. For instance, I thought the poem that includes the line "Do the voices in my head keep you awake at night" was particularly nice.
Also, I much preferred his story about 'The Dutch' to the story chosen about the princess and the dragon - which was cute indeed, I'm not saying it wasn't. I thought, however, The Dutch story got to the root of the person, the emotional foundation as it were.
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Post February 17, 2012, 08:36:07 AM

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doc wrote:... Were the best ______ picked? argue about it here!


I lobbied for a Best Editorial, but didn't make the cut. : )

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