- Thanks so much for giving me the chance to read Craig Faustus Bucks' Go Down Hard. I was really impressed--an interesting narrative and a unique voice. Unfortunately, I'm going to need to pass. This has more to do with our limited publishing schedule than it does with a lack of excitement with Buck's book. Things have tightened up more than I thought they would, so we're very limited with the number of books we can publish. Good luck in finding a suitable publishing partner.
Speaking of love, my short story "Blank Slate" got bought by a new quarterly called Blank Fiction Literary Magazine, which aims to publishing intelligent and thought-provoking genre fiction."
It's a Cold War noir piece about an American who gets shot in the head in pre-wall Berlin and wakes up in an East German hospital with amnesia.
I was surprised to learn that they only publish four stories per issue so it was a tough cut. The first issue was literary. Mine will be in the noir issue. And the third issue, so far the last announced, will be Science Fiction. I don't know much about these guys, but they do pay for stories, which is a rara avis these days.