September 29th, 2006

Editorial Crow

Two bits of editorial crow:

1) A recent e-conversation with slush survivor David Pinault, author of "Afghan Buddha Payback," has confirmed my belief that this story will be his first published work of fiction. So now there will be no niggling doubts in my mind the next time someone asks me if I've ever discovered an unpublished writer, and I say "Why yes I have . . ."

2) The response time for Realms of Fantasy over at the Black Hole ( has finally been whittled down to 90 days. I've had my eye on this # for a long time. When I joined RoF our average response time was 120 days, so I've chopped off an entire month since coming aboard. Not bad.