I'm 38 years old and live in St. Louis with my partner Jeff and our cats Maus and Jack. I am a chef by trade, a literature student by education, and a small press publisher. My projects include M-BRANE SF magazine, a new line of books by emerging authors, and the forthcoming shared world anthology THE AETHER AGE. I am also co-editor of the upcoming new quarterly zine of erotic speculative fiction, LITTLE DEATH OF CROSSED GENRES. Among all these other activities, I find some time to write fiction, much of it infused with food.
Yesterday, we settled a few remaining details and finalized the table of contents for The Aether Age. We will be announcing it very soon at the Aether Age blog.
This is a bigger and more complex project than I had imagined it would be be when we started, and, because of the shared-world nature of the book, a lot different than compiling an anthology of unrelated short stories or even a themed collection. The stories selected for The Aether Age will comprise much more than a theme--they will open windows into an astonishing new world. This is going to be a very cool book.
STILL CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS during a period of reconstruction and contemplation! A relaunch is expected in 2013, and news of it will appear first on this page.
Full submission guidelines are still at the old page during our reconstruction, but the upshot of it is this: science fiction short stories, novelettes and novellas are welcome by email attachment at mbranesf at gmail dot com. [But not right now! And, when we relaunch, payment will likely increase.]