Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tomorrow, October 1, is Support Our Zines Day. As Damien G. Walter writes:
...‘zines are where we go to find good, new short fiction. Magazines like Asimov’s or Weird Tales. Fanzines like Electric Velocipede or Shimmer. Webzines like Clarkesworld or Strange Horizons. Podcasts like Escape Pod and The Drabblecast. There are hundreds and maybe even thousands of ‘zines publishing speculative fiction stories, and from the largest to the smallest they all contribute to building the SF community.
While there are lots of great zines of all different types being produced, the focus of SOZD is squarely on SF and fantasy publications.

This includes lots of varied zine -- from big names like Asimov's and F&SF, to small-press outfits like Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Electric Velocipede, Shimmer, and Sybil's Garage. It even includes yours truly and Kaleidotrope.

You can show your support by visiting your favorite zine online and buying a subscription, or a sample issue, or donating some money, or just even e-mailing them and letting them know how much you enjoy what they do.

As John Klima writes:

You'd be surprised at how rarely magazine/zine makers get positive feedback from their fans.

And every little bit of support helps!

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