My favorite market is SamsDotPublishing. J and Tyree are the kind of people that I’d like to have at my poker games. If I write a story that wanders outside the lines of the standard spec-fic meme, I can count on them to read it, and even if they don’t accept the story, their responses tells me that they “Get It”.
I get a deep satisfaction from having a story accepted by these guys. The Telling was a hard sell. It was based on the poem “Telling the Bees” by Whittier. I thought it great idea, but it requires the reader to actually read, and I think that was too much to ask of the standard slush editor. Thank goodness that a story like that can find a market at friendly little zine in a quiet corner of the internet.
Thanks again J!