Monthly Archives: May 2010

Video overview of BULL SPEC #1 starring: the editor and his cats.

So. In early-ish April my cats and I filmed a brief overview of BULL SPEC #1, and there was (other than intermittent interruption by cat) a pretty big problem: I’d held my finger over the camera’s microphone for a pretty … Continue reading

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Going to be temporarily closing soon to non-local submissions.

I’m way, way, way, waaaaay behind in reading. And it’s not fair to the authors who have trusted me with their words. And besides, now I’m pretty much booked on the short end of stories for non-local authors for the … Continue reading

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More stores, local and not. And tomorrow is eventful.

Well, issue #1 is in stock at Barnes & Noble location at the Streets of Southpoint in Durham; thanks very much to the management there giving it a chance and their support. And a box is on its way to … Continue reading

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Breaking free of locality.

Well, it’s happened. Two stores whose management I cannot personally influence with a visit and an “offer they can’t refuse” have opened their doors to Bull Spec #1. The first is Greenville, South Carolina’s Fiction Addiction. I found them on … Continue reading

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Two quick little fun things.

First, I took a few minutes the other day to fill out the questionnaire form for Duotrope’s Editor Interview for BULL SPEC. Some of the questions were fun, some were harder, some were impossible: “Describe what you publish in 25 characters or … Continue reading

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Taking over the title for most in-depth review of Bull Spec #1: Frank Dutkiewicz.

I’d enjoyed Frank Dutkiewicz’s very detailed reviews of Writers of the Future XXIV and XXV, and asked him if he’d take a look at Bull Spec #1 and give me the same honest, critical feedback. Wow. He more than delivered, … Continue reading

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Slight update to guidelines: no more multiple fiction submissions.

Simultaneous submissions are still welcome, and current multiple submissions will be read, but (1) due to giving not having “reading periods” a go and (2) the volume of submissions this is a change I’m having to make. It has been … Continue reading

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Another review! SFRevu’s Sam Tomaino reviews BULL SPEC #1.

In the May edition of his SFRevu column “Zines, Magazines, and Short Fiction Review” Sam Tomaino provides the most in-depth review so far of BULL SPEC #1. Of C. S. Fuqua’s “Rise Up” he writes “This was a very good story and reminded me a bit … Continue reading

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