Friday, May 7, 2010

This Week in Linkage

  • Voting has begun in Podcastle's Flash competition. To read and vote on the 500 word stories, you must be a member of Escape Artists forums. The stories are being put up in groups of 8 or 9 stories. There will be 4 semi-final groups, which will whittle down into a final of 9 stories. The Escape Artists forums are always full of lively discussion about the stories from Podcastle, EscapePod and PseudoPod, and they encourage a safe environment.
  • Tor.com have announced formal submission guidelines.
  • Asimov's Science Fiction is now accepting e-submissions. Huzzah! E-subs are so much easier to negotiate for overseas writers like me. It certainly speeds up the process, and I'm so glad I've started looking at the market at a time when a lot of magazines and e-zines are adopting this technology.
  • Fan Fiction. Diana Gabaldon has written a post about "Fan Fiction and Moral Conundrums". In reply, Charles Stross addresses the basics of copyright and monies in his "FAQ:Fanfic" blog post. S. Andrew Swann takes it a step further and tells anyone with objections at being squicked out about fanfic should "suck it up" in his post "Fan Fiction is Evil". I may contemplate taking the debate further into a blog post once I swish it around in my head. (via SFSignal)
  • ETA: Gabaldon has posted a follow up to the burnination taking down teh internetz atm in "Fanfic II"

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