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January 18, 2010


Will Mallette

You've got some good reads listed, and as a published author, I welcome you to check out my latest book, The Magic of Fuller, book one, "Keeper of the Stone". http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheMagicofFullerBookOne-KeeperoftheStone.html

Tim Pratt

Thanks for mentioning my stories!

I'd dispute your assertion that print markets get "first crack at the good stuff" though. There are at least three online publications that have published me which pay between 3 and 18 cents per word *more* than the major print magazines do... so those magazines see most of my stuff first, for simple reasons of economics. Even online markets that pay on par with print magazines usually see my stuff first because of convenience -- they take e-mail submissions, which saves me digging up an envelope and paying for postage. When I have too much stuff in inventory with those markets, or they turn stories down, I go to the print mags (unless I'm writing a story that's been specifically commissioned, or that I wrote with a particular market/editor in mind).

Print magazines *do* still have an edge when it comes to reaching the serious core SF readership -- the convention-goers, award jury members, etc. -- and getting on award ballots, though. And I always liked publishing in Realms of Fantasy because of the lovely illustrations... though Tor.com does great illustrations too.

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