I’m happy to report that I’ve been asked to join the Lightspeed Magazine team as a submissions reader. Lightspeed, a relatively new magazine focusing on Science Fiction, edited by John Joseph Adams, who’s edited Brave New Worlds and Wastelands.
I’ll be working to help sort out the so-called ‘slush-pile’ that magazines get from writers hoping to be published, sorting out what should be included, and what shouldn’t be. It’s something that I’m interested in, and I’m hopeful that this will be a good look at how the industry functions, especially as someone who enjoys writing and putting together stories. It’s an exciting opportunity, I think, one that could potentially open doors or at least show me which way to the door, down the road.
In the meantime, it’s a magazine that I’d recommend anyway: the stories that I have read have all been fantastic, high-calibre pieces of fiction, and a lot of these stories have gone on to other anthologies or have been nominated for some awards in the field. The magazine’s website is: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/, with the ability to read online, or via various ebook formats.