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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:25 am 
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Mark W wrote:
..I discovered the small press through “The Zone” (the old TTA Press listings/review magazine)

Erm, that's Zene, Mark...
The ZONE is something else!
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Tony wrote:
Mark W wrote:
..I discovered the small press through “The Zone” (the old TTA Press listings/review magazine)

Erm, that's Zene, Mark...
The ZONE is something else!
:wink:


Sorry, Tony! I'm writing this from work and was hoping I'd got it right. The Zone is very good too.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:11 pm 
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Me. I'm a reader and writer living up in Glasgow. Had several bits of writing published or performed, most recently a novelette called Radio Trauma in the splendid Pendragon Press antho Choices. In the next a month another novelette called Other People (I don't know, you can't market the damn things for years and then two come along at once...) will be launching at WHC in Toronto in the Cutting Block Press antho Tattered Souls, and further down the line there are some short story publications I'm looking forward to, particularly my short story Mopleoli in a forthcoming edition of Dark Wisdom magazine.

There you go.


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Hi - I'm Allyson Bird from South Yorkshire.
Published in various magazines in the U.S. and this year so far, to be in the Dead Ends anthology by Screaming Dreams Press, the Lighthouse VII anthology and Black Petals. After visiting Hong Kong, Macau, Spain and Italy in the last two years, I have decided to put together a collection of dark fiction/horror stories with a touch of humour, called, BULL RUNNING FOR GIRLS, which are set all over the world.

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Despite my best efforts, I still can't quite pin-point how I got into the small press, though I know it was about twelve years ago now, back in the day when magazines were photocopied and black and white.

I started off as writer, though got nowhere - except for a story in the short-lived Charnel House magazine (#2) - so in late 1998 and on a whim I thought to myself, how hard can editing an anthology be?

If only I could tell myself back then what I know now. :roll:

Nasty Snips was born on Hallowe'en '99, followed by Noel Hannan's extremely well-received collection Shenanigans, but I took a self-imposed hiatus of just under two years (though I did edit the anthology Tourniquet Heart for Prime) and publishing was in my blood, so Pendragon Press burst back back onto the scene in 2003 with Lockley & Lewis's The Ice Maiden: the advent of inexpensive digital printing gave me the impetus to give it another go.

Four years later, I'm still going.

I've not submitted a story to IZ, nor any other market for quite some time now, though I try my hand at the odd script...


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Hi I'm Lyca.

I've enjoyed s/f for as long as I can remember and have recently been trying to write some. (Not as easy as I first thought) I'll admit I tend to lean more towards the paranormal/fantasy/horror, but have no idea where to send it!
I've only been reading Interzone since mid 2006 but am thoroughly enjoying it. I'm also eagerly waiting for Black Static to come through my door (any ideas on the eta for that yet?).


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Lyca
Welcome to the board.

The British Fantasy Society might be a good bet as a starting point if you are not already a member.
http://www.britishfantasysociety.org.uk/
Membership is not expensive and they run good conventions.
IZ publishes fantasy as well as SF.

For a list of markets to submit stories try http://ralan.com/

There are others but that's a well known and good one.

As you've only been an IZ reader for less than a year would you mind telling us how that started? We are especially interested in drawing in new readers and we try learn something from any newcomers we find.


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Hey Roy.
Thanx for the welcome, and the advice.
To be honest I started reading IZ as reasearch on publishers and their layouts, styles etc. And though I've found that IZ isn't really to my style of writing I do love reading everyone elses stuff. Unfortunately, my brain isn't clever enough to come up with technical theroies, facinating as it is to read, it's not easy to write! I'm better at a good bit of action with a little blood and gore tied in with the paranormal/fantasy!


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Hi All,

I work in an office by day in Bristol, then write on the bus and into the evenings and at weekends.

My third novel, The Silk Palace, will be out later this year, and I've got a number of stories with various small presses. The keen eyed amongst you may have noticed that I have a novel called Lightning Days out at the moment. :) Lightning Days is SF, but The Silk Palace is fantasy.

I write SF, fantasy, have tried horror, and am working on a paranormal thriller at the moment, so I'm trying to cover the whole genre. Enjoyable, but not a good career path.

I also review for Strange Horizons on a regular basis, and am one of the management committee of the Speculative Literature Foundation.

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Hey folks. I'm Tim Akers, and I write. I'm sort of at the very beginning of my career arc, launched largely by the good folks here at Interzone. I live in Chicago, on the great blasted plain of the American Midwest. If you want to konw more about, or listen to me bitch about my soul-consuming day job and the progress of my novel, visit my blog. Yo.


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Hi,

I'm Rob Davies. I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

When I am not copyediting scintillating reports about the lumber, timber and paper industries, I write stories about disfigured children and exploding suns.

I've been a lifelong fan of SF and have wanted to write SF for as long as I can remember (I also wanted to be a dinosaur and an astronaut, but that didn't work out so well). I am not sure when I first heard about Interzone, but it was probably in the credits of a Year's Best anthology. Probably a Stephen Baxter story.

My first published story appeared in IZ a few months ago. Busy at work on (hopefully) the next.

My blog is here: http://robertedavies.blogspot.com/


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Hi,
I'm Lee Moan. I live in sunny Paignton, a coastal town located on "the English Riviera" (sarcastic quotes intended-it rains a lot!).

By day I do my bit for sexual equality by working as a nursery officer in a neighbourhood nursery. I'm also studying for an Open University degree in Literature. I'm in my fourth year now, doing Creative Writing, a course they've only recently added to the degree. I've had stories published in various places, including Dark Recesses Press, Revelation, Scifantastic, AlienSkin, Nocturnal Ooze, Whispers of Wickedness and From the Asylum.
I just had my first big sale to Hub. My story 'Juju' appears in issue 2 which is out now. Forthcoming this year, stories in Jupiter SF issue 16, available April 2007, and the long-delayed Revelation 4:1, out soon.
My blog “Probability and Chaos” can be found at: http://leemoan.blogspot.com/

I've been a regular reader of Interzone since it's relaunch through TTA Press, and can't wait to see what Black Static has to offer.
Cheers m'dears!


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By day, I'm a 3D artist/animator in the games industry here in Oxford going back like ten years - I so have to grow up and find a proper job.

By night (and sometimes at weekends), I'm a writer/artist/editor/publisher. Actually, I'm just mucking about having fun. My novels/collections include RED HEDZ (1989), SZMONHFU (2001), TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING (2006), gah, and plenty others. I run Chimericana Books where I publish the anthology Chimeraworld.

Chimeraworld 5(all your gods are dead)'s submission window is September 1-30.

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Okay, I'll bite!

My name's mathew, and I used to be an artist before I developed Myathenia Gravis. Now, semi-retired, I'm attempting to re-invent myself as a writer.

Hard work isn't it? :shock:

I do, however, have a few credits to my name, but not nearly as many as I'd like (Jetse keeps knocking my work back, the swine! :wink: ) Still, if it were easy...

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Oh, so that's where you introduce yourself :)

My name is Aliette de Bodard. I'm mostly a Computer Engineer, specialising in Vision (basically, trying to get a program to understand that a particular blob of pixels is an assault tank, which is a lot harder than it may seem at first). I work for a French/UK/German/Italian defence firm, MBDA. I live in Paris, France, though I did live for a bit in London when I was a teen (and went a couple of places in the UK, notably WorldCon in Glasgow).

In whatever spare time I have left, I'm a spec-fic writer, and I started reading Interzone a few issues back--207, I reckon. At about the same time, Andy, Jetse and the rest of the editorial board picked out my short story "Deer Flight" for publication in Interzone--which pleased me no end :D

Oh, and Interzone rocks--definitely the best spec fiction mag I've suscribed to, and I look forward to reading it every two months (special thanks to Andy for his speedy replies on subscription problems).

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