We negotiate with chaos

Jan 6th, 2010 | By | Category: CG Blog

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 have so many things going on it’s hard to track them all, but that’s what lists are for. Lists, and schedules, and long planning discussions.

We have made our final choices for issue 15. Most people have been emailed, but not all… there were SO MANY submissions that it’s taking us a while to respond to everyone. Hopefully everyone will have heard from us by tomorrow night.

The proof copy of the anthology came yesterday, and it is beautiful! Unsurprisingly, there were a few tweaks to be made (though only to the cover – we couldn’t find a single thing wrong with the inside! Awesome!), so we made the corrections and resubmitted it. Another proof was shipped this morning at 4:09 am, so hopefully we’ll get a perfect proof in hand by Friday or Saturday… and if so, we’ll place an order for all the copies we’ll need to fill all preorders and contributor copies! Woo! We haven’t had that many copies in hand since issue 1; I can’t wait!

Submissions for the Steampunk issue are coming in; not at the same rate as last month, but that would have been astounding. We want more! Steampunk yay!

I have a couple additions to Things Not To Do When Submitting:

  • Don’t tell the editor how they should or shouldn’t edit your story in your cover letter.
  • Don’t misspell the name of the market you’re submitting to.
  • Don’t submit multiple stories using different pen names without including your real name or even mentioning that they are pen names. If you use a pen name, always include your real name as well (if the market decides to publish your story, they’ll HAVE to have your real name for legal purposes anyway).
  • Only 10 days until we begin serializing RJ Astruc’s novel A Festival of Skeletons in the Subscriber’s Area! We’re really excited!

    Post title is from Ani DiFranco’s “Overlap”

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