Interzone 210
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Author:  PaulJ [ Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:39 am ]
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I usually come to this forum to check out what's coming up, but recently Google alerted me to this: ... tta-press/

Author:  Roy [ Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:33 pm ]
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Paul As publicity man I put stuff out to as many websites as I can and sometimes to print media as well. You should find similar on the chronicles network, theshortstory site, ScifiUK, the william gibson interzone thread etc., though updates are often some time after my e mails, so it may be a while.

I can add stuff to some of these sites myself but Ariel was very quick this time. (thanks Ariel)

Andy does the TTA website.

We have a new Mike Moorcock story upcoming in IZ 211 so I'm wondering how to take advantage of that at the moment. Any ideas will be considered.

Author:  SFMurphy [ Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:40 pm ]
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Ah, I hate to be a party pooper. Especially since this is my first sale, first publication and all. But my mom will be really upset if she sees my first name spelled "Stephen" instead of the way she intended "Steven."

Me, personally, I'll get over it. It happens so often I find it hard to get anything more than slightly amused.

On other party pooper fronts, I talked again to Magazines and Coffee here in Kansas City and they say they are having trouble with the distributor for Interzone. That is a bit distressing for me as I was hoping to get extra copies.

Having said all that, as smoothly as the entire process has gone for me, from Jetse's first contact to actual acceptance, I'm still tickled to death about my story.

Looks like lots of other good stuff is coming down the pike too.


S. F. Murphy
Trapped in a Place Called Missouri

Author:  Tony [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:03 am ]
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SFMurphy wrote:
..first name spelled "Stephen" instead of "Steven."
..It happens so often

Worth a mention that even King and Spielberg have the same problems!
:wink: :roll:

Author:  Roy [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:26 am ]
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Sorry Steven, I'm guilty in my press releases so I'll try to correct.
Your Mum is going to be really upset when she sees the cover.
The mag is at the printers..

Author:  Pete [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:24 pm ]
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The proofreader has just checked his records, and the byline with the story is definitely "Steven", but they don't let me see the cover...

Mums are strange. When I was a teenager a girlfriend once rang and asked my mum if she could speak to Pete. Mum said there was nobody of that name here and hung up, then told me when she rang back to tell her I was christened Peter for a reason :lol:

Author:  SFMurphy [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Don't Sweat it.

Roy and Pete, don't sweat it too much. I told her about it and she told me a story about how she picked "Steven" instead of "Stephen" because she was worried about kids calling me "Stephanie" later down the road.

Little did she know that the Smurfs were just around the bend. :lol:

I probably should have e-mailed rather than post it here. This being an actual writer thing is still a bit new to me. Don't sweat it.

And if it makes you feel any better, the Campus Lit Mag I just edited appears to be rife with typos inspite of my own best efforts, to include problems with the editorial I wrote.

So, I feel your pain.

Don't worry about it. I'm more worried about getting copies here in Kansas City than anything else. Hell, I'll make a roadtrip to some place that does have copies if I have to. Anyone in the Midwest got any suggestions?

S. F. Murphy
Trapped in a Place called Missouri where he says, "Show Me The Exit."

Author:  Jayme Lynn Blaschke [ Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:12 pm ]
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Steven, I feel your pain, man. But if you think the "v vs. ph" thing is bad, try being named "Jayme Lynn Blaschke." Not only is the first name in a chronic state of variable spelling and the last name perpetually mangled, I'm regularly dealing with clever folks who decide to call me "James" (sorry, but Jayme isn't a nickname--it's the real thing) or simply reassign my gender. It used to bother me when I was younger, but I find it mostly amusing and entertaining these days.

And for the record, I believe Interzone is one of the few markets that hasn't discombobulated my name in some manner--but I'm not going to dig through my back issues to double check!

Author:  Andy [ Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:30 pm ]
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Jayme Lynn Blaschke wrote:
I believe Interzone is one of the few markets that hasn't discombobulated my name in some manner

There's a first time for everything. :lol:

Author:  SFMurphy [ Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:39 pm ]
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Andy, my mom did say she really loved the illustration for TDT. Said it was uncanny how much it looked like me. Which is odd because while I like it, I don't think it looks like me. :D

Well, I finally got my copy of the magazine I edited (very small run, 380 copies) and it is stuffed full of typographical messups. So like I said, I know what it is like coming and going.

And on that note, I'm on my way back to my day job as a Rent-A-Donut.

The Singularity help me. :roll:

S. F. Murphy
Trapped in a Place called Missouri where he says, "Show Me The Exit."

Author:  Roy [ Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:40 am ]
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Andrew Porter tells me
Harlan Ellison was interviewed on "Studio 360" on National Public Radio this morning, for about 15 minutes. There's an hour-long interview with him on the website, here:

Both versions of the interview are on the NPR Studio 360 website.

Author:  Roy [ Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:06 am ]
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And maybe now we know why.

I'd quite like to see this. (Courtesy Asimovs board for link)
I suppose I should have posted this in the Film and TV Section but it sort of fits here as well.

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