News: Swan Gliding

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Some time ago, here on the GUD Magazine blog, I described the process of magazine publication as like the proverbial swimming swan: not a lot to see on the surface but much going on frantically underneath.

The writers, artists, poets, and non-fiction writers send in their work, and we consider it. Perhaps sooner, perhaps later, they hear whether we want or don't want it.

Long silences ensue. A contract can arrive, months after it was expected. Maybe there'll be an email clarifying some detail or other.

If anyone on staff has time, the GUD blog might be updated. An occasional review might appear.

Apart from that, very little. If you dropped by the website on a regular basis, you'd swear there's nothing happening at all.

So, what is going on with GUD these days? Are we paddling or sinking?

Paddling. Definitely paddling. With all our paddles.

We're reading slush for Issue 8, the 'bad decisions' issue. We're copy-editing Issue 7. We're creating e-versions of the magazine for distribution on Fictionwise, Amazon Kindle, Horrormall, iBooks, and other places. We're reading review books.

We're preparing for a huge revamp of our contributor pages.

Paddle, paddle, paddle. Rest.

Soon, we'll have something to show for all that work. Gorgeous Issue 7. Worth the wait.

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posted by Debbie

3 comments; 2 subscribers

Monday, January 23, 2012 / 04:06:25
When is Gorgeous Issue 7 coming out? I'm worried about you guys.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 / 10:06:45
Our latest timeline says "ready for contributor verification" in two weeks, off to print in a month, people begin receiving in 2 months. We've blown through so many timelines it's hard to put too much of a promise behind that, but if the progress of the last few weeks continue it seems plausible.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 / 11:41:11
Thanks for the update. Good luck with it all.

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