Lots of interesting links have come my way recently! Here’s a roundup:
- Crossed Genres magazine is closing–but the news isn’t all bad. Crossed Genres Publications will be focusing on novels and anthologies instead.
- Steve Davidson, a.k.a. the Crotchety Old Fan, plans to resurrect Amazing Stories. I believe this is the first time I have ever seen “LOL” used as a verb in a formal press release.
- The October issue of Ansible is out.
- SF Awards Watch announces the British Fantasy Awards. The choices seem a bit… peculiar. Stephen Jones and Cheryl Morgan provide useful background information and some strong opinions.
- Speaking of SF Awards Watch, it needs a new owner and more contributors; can you help? They do great work and I’d hate to see the site go under.
- Rose Lemberg has posted the table of contents for The Moment of Change, a forthcoming feminist speculative poetry anthology. Mike Allen’s thoughts on the project are also well worth reading.
- John Scalzi dresses down “The Write Agenda” and its opposition to SFWA’s magnificent and amazing Writer Beware site.
- Jared Axelrod and friends have some sage advice for writers that purely coincidentally also applies to serial killers. My favorites are Axelrod’s “To be really good at your craft, you must be invisible” and Dr. John Cmar’s “The middle is often soft and full, and can require a lot of cutting”.