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Aphelion Editorial 013

February/March 1998

by Dan L. Hollifield

I received an e-mail January 13th telling me that Aphelion has been given a "Fiendish Best" award by Pro Sci-Fi/Fantasy writer Allan Cole's website!

Cole And Cash's
Fiendish Best On
The Web Award

The banner above provides a link to Allan Cole's website where you may find out more about his work. You can also find links to the other recipients of this award.

Also, it seems that another one of our writers is branching out; D.K Smith has become the Sci-Fi Editor of a new webzine: The Little Read Writing Hood. There is a banner near the end of this page that will take you to visit the Little Read Writing Hood website, where you will find all manner of good stories in several different genres. Give it a visit soon!

Welcome back for our 13th issue! If you'd like to be on a mailing list for notification of the update or for the upload of new issues of Aphelion then click here to send me an e-mail. Be sure to put the words Aphelion Mailing List in the Subject line of the e-mail. This mailing list will only be used to notify you of new issues and will never be given out to anyone else... 'cause I hate spam as much as you do!

I have made arrangements with Pagecount and the company that used to be called LPage to give us two different substitutes for the old lettercol. There is now a Guestbook provided by LPage for you to use as a replacement for the old Lettercol. Use the "Sign my Guestbook" or "View my Guestbook" links near the bottom of this page to access this feature. Thanks for being so patient. I'm still refining the look and options of the guestbook, so keep your eyes open for changes. Also, by clicking on the "Leave Message" button on our Pagecount hit counter (right under our title at the top of this page), you can leave me a private message, but be sure to chose the "private message" option or I may not be able to accesses it.

I'd like to thank those of you who have sent e-mails for your feedback. Keep those e-mails coming, folks! Without those messages we will never know what we need to improve upon. Hope you like the improvements so far!

We had 776 Readers visit Aphelion in January!
Thank you! Please keep coming back for each new issue as it goes online.

I have an e-mail address for submissions, click here to submit a story or just read the submission guidlines.

Starting with this issue (February -- #13), Aphelion is going to shift to a bi-monthly schedule. I'm sorry if this upsets anyone, but I'm going to have to do this for personal reasons;

  1. I'm going to start working more overtime at my regular job so as to make ready to buy a house.
  2. I've started submitting stories to the paying publishers again and need more time to write.
  3. And I'm fighting a case of burn-out from the workload of producing Aphelion each month.
So you can see that I have to do this in order to keep from shutting Aphelion down entirely. It is my hope that each bi-monthly issue will have as much material as two monthly issues would have had, as well as keeping the quality of the issues high and getting them out on time. I plan on keeping Aphelion running for at least another two years, after which time I'll review my options and decide on the best course of action. I look forward to the support of the readers and writers- whatever happens in the future, I'm dedicated to doing the best job that I can possibly do.

Thank you all, for you make everything that happens at Aphelion worthwhile.

And now, I'll shut up and let you get to reading. Thanks again for visiting. Enjoy yourselves!


1998 Dan L. Hollifield

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