Looking for a writing challenge? Lightspeed is a new SF zine where the competition for story placement will be fierce. It’s fantastic to see a new zine starting and I wish them every success. More than that, I hope they have fun. John Joseph Adams, the fiction editor, wrote encouraging scribbles on my fiction subs to Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine a few years ago when I was a complete newbie and that kindness deserves clouds of positive karma.
Interesting when I read the submission guidelines that they ask for grateful writers (like me) not to deluge them with “thank you’s” for a kind rejection. Their inbox will be full enough. So it seems my worry about shyness in the earlier post is misplaced. Silence is golden and much appreciated.