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August 13th, 2009

Let's do better with semipro zines



I'm really glad we saved the semipro-zine Hugo award. And I quite literally teared up when Weird Tales won the Hugo. I voted for Clarkesworld #1 and Weird Tales #2 and never expected either one to win against the big boys. I was shocked and gladdened to see that I underestimated our own.

But this really brings out a big topic. We really need to support our semi-pro zines better. Jim Baen's Universe is closing up shop because they couldn't get a mere 5000 subscribers.

I'm guilty on that one. This month I'm going to review everything I read and could read and figure out how to best support our small zines. More on this later.

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