Though the very word often strikes terror in the hearts of mortals, networking is an absolute must for any professional, regardless of occupation. By way of example, here’s the networking chain that resulted in this issue’s great cover:
- Attended science fiction convention; met long-time fan who invited me to check out the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
- Joined PSFS; made friends with longtime members, the Weinsteins
- Diane Weinstein, an experienced and connected art director, joined Space and Time
- Diane introduced me to Donato at another con
- Voila — cover!
Networking doesn’t have to involve forced gatherings and sales pitches. It is at its most effective when you simply make new friends and keep in touch with the old.
Issue 105 contains an intriguing combination of old and new friends. We’re pleased to welcome back Darrell Schweitzer, whose work we first published when bell bottoms and bushy sideburns were de rigeur. Other stories include a concoction of horror and SF from David McGillveray, a blend of historical magic realism from Maurice Broaddus, and a rollicking Lovecraftian comic pirate fantasy (not kidding!) from Patrick Thomas. Editor Linda Addison also kicks off a new poetry review, “Word Ninja.”
As of September 22nd, our window opened for submissions of short fiction and poetry until the end of November. If you’d like to pitch us your best science fiction, horror, or fantasy — preferably crossovers thereof — then please visit www.spaceandtimemagazine.com and read our guidelines BEFORE submitting. Remember, we only take submissions via cyberspace, unless you query first to find out about sending a hard copy. Don’t just snail mail us a story or poem, or else the only editor who will review it will be circular and metallic. Thanks!
In Memoriam: This issue is dedicated to Robbie Greenberger, dashing pirate and all-around great kid. Space and Time encourages readers to contribute to The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer. Please visit http://www.tommyfund.org/.