March 8th, 2011

been a while since you heard this story

deadline, beta, and signup

Three quick things:

1. This is a reminder that the deadline for the femslash special issue is a week from today!


2. Thus, though this is a bit belated owing to Real Life Things, let this post serve as the beta post for the special issue! If you would like to beta-read for the upcoming issue, comment here with the number of stories you're willing to handle, and any other notes on your betaing style (e.g., if you're willing to help with issues other than spelling/grammar, such as plot, characterization, prose flow).

You may comment here also if you need a beta reader for your submission, particularly if you have specific issues with your story that you think might benefit from a new set of eyes. Please indicate clearly whether you're seeking a beta or volunteering as one.

To avoid blind-leading-the-blind situations, please volunteer as a beta reader only if you yourself are confident of your spelling, grammar and syntax, and that words mean what you think they mean when you use them in sentences. As a minimum, you must be able to fix the majority of the problems listed in the resources linked from the Writing Aids and Standards post.

As with illustrators, please contact beta readers by responding directly to the comments.


3. Don't forget to sign up for the April science fiction issue! Speculative fiction is fun!