Go over to Brandon Bell's blog and read his post titled "The Short Fiction Singularity." He offers some good comments, observations and suggestions about what's happening to short fiction markets currently.
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Sunday, August 9, 2009
Since my own post about Baen's Universe announcing that it will cease in a few months, we've heard similar news about Farrago's Wainscot. Also, I heard via Twitter from Jason Sizemore that he is again making Apex's content free online, ending a brief experiment with keeping it behind a pay wall. While I can sympathize with and support whatever he decides he needs to do with his excellent zine, I do not consider this to be good news and I wish that the pay-to-play model had worked out better.
We got word out of the Worldcon that the Semiprozine Hugo will continue to be a category, finally ending that debate. But there being an award that can be won doesn't necessarily mean that there will be any semipro fiction publications around to win it. I wonder what the short fiction publishing world is going look like in a few years, or even as soon as one year from now.Related Articles :