We are enjoying the workshop experience. Three editors have now completed all the posts, which will appear here within the next week. There will be a total of fifteen commentary posts.
We want to stress that submitting here in no way impacts on submitting to the magazine. That said, if an editor indicates that he/she would read on, please mention this in your submission letter, so that the slush mistress can pass the submission onto the appropriate editor for a first reading. We have a large team of slush readers, and tastes vary.
If you’d like to get a feel for the criteria I, personally, use to check a story’s first few paragraphs, read my guest post on Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s blog. Bryan, by the way, runs the very interesting SFF Writer Chat (#sffwrtcht) on Twitter, and has a space opera coming out soon.
In looking at the stats, I notice that a lot of visitors are coming over from Absolute Write. Since I’m utterly unfamiliar with that venue, would any of you stop by to elaborate on its virtues in the comments?