March 28th, 2011

you know what sartre said about hell

issue 30 reminder and beta signup

This is your reminder that the deadline for the upcoming speculatve fiction issue is April 12, or two weeks from tomorrow. Signups have been a little spare this go 'round, but hopefully this'll end up being more than just a science fiction double feature.

This is also the beta signup post! 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.