Welcome to another month of candy-coated awesome wrapped in awesome with a creamy awesome center! Now, with 20% more...well, awesome! That's right, new people have joined the IROSF team in the last few weeks and we'd like to take a few minutes to introduce them:
First, we'd like to welcome Sarah L. Edwards, joining IROSF last month as one of our copy editors. Sarah is an up-and-coming SF author with sales to markets like Writers of the Future, Æon, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. We're very excited to have Sarah working with us!
Next, we have Kaci Rae Christopher, also joining us as a copy editor. Kacie Rae is a sophomore Creative Writing major at Seattle University and we look forward to initiating her into the world of SF.
Also joining us in the role of editor-at-large will be Jaq Greenspon, a writer, editor, and publisher who has been involved in speculative fiction for most of his life. We're excited to carry his knowledge and experience over to IROSF.
With the closing of Æon, we're also acquiring some names usually seen over there. Welcome Bridget McKenna as our new Features Editor! Bridget is the author of six published novels and numerous works of short fiction and was co-publisher and co-editor of Æon Speculative Fiction, along with daughter and IROSF News Editor Marti McKenna.
The second bit of silver lining resulting from Æon's closing is that the acclaimed Kristine Kathryn Rusch will join IROSF bringing her column, "Signals." Kristine is an award-winning mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy author with many books in print, was editor of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and is the only person in the history of the science fiction field to have won a Hugo for both editing and fiction. IROSF is excited to bring these new people aboard and we can't wait to see where things will go from here.
Besides acquiring new people, you may have noticed (and read) that we have implemented advertising! We would far rather run ads that relate to SF and SF themes than the Google ads—
We're still looking for more submissions! We received a great response to last month's call for submissions, but one month of good responses won't give us a consistently full magazine. If you have questions about submitting, see the guidelines. If you want to review something, but don't know what, check out the Recently Received section. If you're tired of requesting books only to learn that they've already been requested...well, we're working on that.
All of us at IROSF would like to thank you for sticking with us through all of our various experiments as we try to find the one that will help us to break even. Please log into the forums and welcome all the new editors and writers joining the IROSF team. We hope that you continue to enjoy our publication as much as we enjoy putting it out.