First, some housekeeping

A new day!

I took some time off the internet to sit on the back veranda and actually–uhm–write. Because that is what writers do, right?

So now I’ve parked the zombies in the parking lot, and am getting ready to post some more editor comments on our entries.

But first, some housekeeping:

I’ll be closing the entries tonight 8pm AEDT. We have a decent number of entries to show various aspects of story beginnings, and I don’t want to wear out my willing and kind co-editors. At the moment, there are three of us commenting. If people think this is useful, I’m willing to run this workshop again at some time in the future.

There is one very important way in which you can show your appreciation, and that is by buying a copy of our latest issue, or taking out a subscription to ASIM (paper or PDF). See the ASIM website.

Lastly, people may remember the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which almost 200 people died and an entire town was reduced to rubble. Following this event. two kind New Zealand writers, Cassie Hart and Anna Caro, have put together an anthology named Tales for Canterbury (Canterbury being the name of the Christchurch region). It will be available in April both in ebook and print version. Pre-orders are now open. Several of us at ASIM have contributed stories. Fellow editor Simon Petrie is from Christchurch, although he now lives in Canberra. Simon and I share the table of contents with great names like Jay Lake, Sean Williams and Neil Gaiman. Get your copy from Random Static , the publisher, and help Cassie and Anna raise $5000 for the New Zealand Red Cross to help the victims.

Back soon with some editor comments!