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Merlion-Emrys
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Some of you probably already know but I just noticed that Lightspeed has finally opened to submissions of fantasy as well as science fiction.
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I missed that, thanks.
Now I have a few I can send in. I was out of SF except for the one at WotF.

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It was very frustrating for me, because I rarely if ever write sci fi, so when they closed Fantasy magazine I was down a pro market in the cycle until Lightspeed started taking both. Very annoying.
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Hmm, I wondered if you could send in one of each but JJA is so fast it may not matter.


And now that Lightspeed has taken over Fantasy Magazine I wonder if one could buy it or at least the name?

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Their guidelines indicated you can send one fantasy and one sci fi sub at the same time.
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Hmmm, interesting.


I sent a fantasy today. Funny thing it wasn't the one I wanted to send. For some reason that one would not upload. I tried four times; deleting the old file and doing a new one, changing the title around, even restarted my computer. Nothing. I envisioned that they were received a ton copies of my story. That has happened a couple of times. I keep getting sent back to the send page with an error message but the files were going through anyway. But this time no confirmation E-mails. The second story worked fine, like usual.

I wish I could get a couple of other sells, Adams might partially like another of my stories if I did.

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Is a 'psi' story fantasy of sci-fi?
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If you used that term, especially in a non magic setting it would be SF because it deals with mental abilities.


But I have read stories where wizards had mental powers but they were referenced in magical terms. That would be fantasy.


Does that make sense?


If so I can confuse you with a couple of examples of doing both at the same time. [Smile]

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Not sure if I noticed this before but I see that not only do people like us refer to Adams as JJA but so does he refer to himself that way.


Even though that implied thanks for sending us a story that wasn't written well enough still gets to me.

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A tid-bit of information for you all.

A slushreader at Lightspeed has confirmed "You may submit one SciFi and one Fantasy simultaneously. The slush piles are being handled separately."

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I was getting the feeling that might be the case.

Sadly I have no sci fi stories but that is good to know.

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