Very thrilled to note via Whatever that Asimov’s is now accepting electronic submissions. Now I’m down to only three markets I submit to regularly that require postal subs (and I’ve heard that On Spec is moving towards electronic as well). See Asimov’s guidelines here.
This week I finished reading Volume XXI of the Writer’s of the Future series of anthologies. Stories that particularly interested me were: “Betrayer of Trees” by Eric James Stone. A stone worker with a troubled past is called to work on a new palace back near where he grew up. We learn early that he betrayed his people, but the exact details are revealed slowly. A strong central character and interesting world really elevated this story for me, and I enjoyed it. “Deadglass” by Lon Prater. A religious father who’s duty is to capture sinner’s souls so that the ‘devil’ cannot use them faces a dilemma that makes him question…