Submissions update and other news

I’ve been working through submitted stories. My apologies i’m a little behind but I expect to get through the pile around about Christmas time, i’ve got a bit of leave so it will give me a chance to catch up. Thanks for your patience.
I also really need to sell more magazines for this to continue to be viable so if you need a Christmas present? Or if you have any suggestions or can help with the odd bit of promotion I would really appreciate it. Particularly if you are submitting material. The magazine will exist if it becomes viable so anything you can do to help spread the word a bit will increase the chances it will survive and I can keep buying stories and articles.

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    • Hi Joseph,
      Not yet, if the magazine reaches the point of being self sustaining I am planning to organize that but while it is still a month to month affair I am reluctant to takes peoples money for something that might cease to exist before the subscription runs out.

  1. Since this is a monthly magazine, I wonder if you’ve considered going with a yearly subscription model. It sounds like something I would enjoy reading, but remembering to purchase is another matter. Or maybe you just have an email subscribe list so that people can get updates and be reminded that way?

    • I’ve looked at going with some sort of subscription approach but i’m reluctant to take money for subscriptions when the magazine is still shy of being viable.
      I think I will need an ISSN number to publish officially as a magazine which may be required for Amazon. Still, looking into it, and at the point the magazine is sufficiently viable to make subscription an option I will.
      Email list is a good idea though. Thanks Jill

  2. Have you put out a “call for papers” as it were? I used to be an editor at Wiley, and that was our strategy to get pieces for books in our “And Philosophy” series. To juice people, you might also propose a theme for stories, maybe an sf take on a classic philosophical conundrum or an idea such as the “zombie argument.” You could even make it topical, tying into a movie such as Interstellar. You could also post on reddit’s writing board http://www.reddit.com/r/writing/ and on various sf forums about the stories you want. You could also get some coverage from the SF blogs such as SF Signal (http://www.sfsignal.com/) and io9 (K. Tempest Bradford, in particular, who tweets at @tinytempest).

    • Thanks for the suggestions Stephen, I will start doing those. I’m working towards trying to do more topical issues, Issue 3 (due out soon) has something of a theme to it, at least for the stories.

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