Thursday, April 30, 2009

I just announced, via my Twitter feed that, effective May 1, Kaleidotrope will be closed to submissions until further notice. And so it will be.

I've had an embarrassment of riches come my way, great stories and poems from talented writers, and the zine is a little full-up at the moment. Rather than continue to accept new material that I can't, in good faith, promise to publish in the very near future, I've decided to take a temporary break from submissions altogether. Anything already received will still be considered and receive a response, but anything after tomorrow will, by necessity, be rejected.

In the interim, I'll continue to publish issues of the zine. the brand new Issue #6 is currently available.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

John Klima, editor of the (deservedly) award-winning zine Electric Velocipede could use some help:
I feel very awkward to ask for help when there are so many people who also need help. It's not easy for me to put this out there for the world.

So here's what I'm thinking. I have some back stock on issues of the Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated magazine Electric Velocipede, as well as copies of the three chapbooks I published. You can see more details about the issues and the chapbooks on the main catalog page of the website.

In addition to the regular items, I'm running a special for the chapbooks here. Check them out, and if anything sounds interesting to you, making a purchase will help keep the hounds at bay.
Times are tough all over, but if you're able, Klima and EV could use your support.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Congratulations to Kaleidotrope contributor Stephen Graham Jones (Issue 3, "Pistil, Stamen, Bloom"), whose novella "The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti" (Chiasmus Press) has been nominated for a 2008 Shirley Jackson Award!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Production on Kaleidotrope is a one-man operation. It's facilitated by helpful local copy shops, but sometimes those aren't quite as helpful as one might hope. I think all the printing issues have now been resolved, but unfortunately because of those delays, and with the holiday weekend now upon us, it looks like the issues themselves will not be mailed out until next week.

Still, the issue looks great. It's 76 pages of great writing and art, from returning favorites like Rachel Swirsky (who John Scalzi recently called "one of the best young writers in science fiction") and Mark Rich to a slew of new voices to watch!

Copies are available now!