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Not holding anyone to their previous promises. 2016 beat me up too often to make the old deadlines.

Sign up here and indicate: Mad Science, Real World Unreal, New Myths, Day I Died, or Invasion. We have room for three of each.

The rules: Stories have to pass editorial muster. Then everyone gets to cross-critique, then a final edit.

For Mad Science: Story must be about science and insanity.
For Real World Unreal: Must be well grounded in this world but with a significant twist.
For New Myths: Must involve gods, religion, or the followers of such.
For Day I Died: Main character must die withing 24 hrs of start of story.
For Invasion: Story must involve some sort of incursion.

If you still aren't sure, go read the first five Theme-Thologies.

Does anyone know what's going on with +Charles Barouch? I messaged him a while ago saying I want to pull my story out of "The Lost Episodes" because it's been well over a year since I signed it over, but have heard nothing about progress on the project, but he never responded.

I looked at his wall, and there's been nothing since October. I want to shop the short story around, but need to make sure it's legal for me to do so, first.

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Hi Guys,

I'm actively looking for authors to interview on my blog, www.thedabbler.ca. I'm happy to take writers who either a) have had multiple Theme-Thology publications or who b) have been published outside Theme-Thology. Mostly I just want someone with some valuable experiences to share with other writers.

Interviews are 10 questions long and focus on the writing process. The interview can be conducted either by email or by Skype, whatever you prefer.

If you're interested, please email me at diannalgunn@gmail.com with a brief bio. Please do link to any websites/social media profiles you have and include any exciting upcoming projects.

Thanks,
~Dianna

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Please comment on the original post (linked below).

The details for authors: If it is free, no pay BUT free editing and retain the rights. You can publish it yourself one year afterwards (we keep non-exclusive reprint rights) or publish it through us (50% author of monies paid to publisher, we do layout and distribution). You get a free 1/2 page ad in each issue in which you participate.

Or: If we charge, authors get a percentage of the magazine AND free editing and retain the rights. You can publish it yourself one year afterwards (we keep non-exclusive reprint rights) or publish it through us (50% author of monies paid to publisher, we do layout and distribution). You get a free 1/2 page ad in each issue in which you participate.

All editing will include a cross-critique. You have to have three installments ready (and accepted) before you start. You have to promise the readers that you will finish.

Update 04/18/15
Spectrum is over. My work situation is still not where I need it to be, but things are trending better. The conference itself was spectacular. One of the highlights for me was when +Susan Joslyn got up during Vendor Speed Dating and read a short story as her software presentation.

Mad Science Sylvia has all ten stories. +Sydney B is sick, so her editing is on hold. I'm giving everything a final once over. If the stars line up correctly, we should have it ready for layout around the ned of the month.

Lost Episodes If I don't have your stories, I need them NOW. We will be opening cross-critique very soon.

Elise & Lewis We have mine, +Micha Fire's, and now +Belinda Hughes has sent hers in for review. I'm going to re-release Invasion soon with it's E&L story and then roll out the rest over time.

Reality Breaks, Tattered Masks, The Style Of These projects are stalled. Once Lost Episodes is in motion, I hope to get them unstuck. 

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The Plastic Menagerie.  It was a picture from one of my daughter's friend's FB thread of sorority girls. All so young and perfect and real... but it put me in mind of this image. Which is what caused the story t form.
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Update 02/25/15
I want to close cross-critique on Mad Science on March 30th. If that isn't enough time, I need to hear from:
   +CM Stewart +Mike Reeves-McMillan +Jon Frater
   +Susan Joslyn +Lore Hera +Samantha Dunaway Bryant 
   +Ian Harac +Micha Fire +Sydney B +Charles Barouch 

Lost Episodes - I want to start reviewing stories in mid-March, while Mad Science is winding down.

Ian Harac writes fantasy, SF, and a smegton of gaming material, often with the "help" of his cats. As with most writers, though, he actually earns his living as a programmer.

A long career in game-mastering (closing in on 40 years) has strongly influenced his writing style, which is why so many of his stories feature characters randomly wandering off-plot to spend fifty pages haggling with a merchant over copper pieces, the oncoming dragon army be damned. Well, not really... but that is a damn good idea and I'm going to have to do something with it...

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We have a few slots open in Mad Science.
If you are interested, please read this:
https://plus.google.com/103407750015595312286/posts/JeXBFgA848i
and this:
https://plus.google.com/103407750015595312286/posts/8sebPMvtJrc

and then respond to this post.

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She always planned to write stuff. So far, Susan Joslyn has mostly written software, but that's starting to change. It isn't that different.
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