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Editing New Worlds: a question

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  • #46
    Do us a favor, Perdix, and e-mail Mr. Moorcock to verify that we aren't hallucinating and that he hasn't attached a poisson d'avril to our backs.

    LSN

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    • #47
      For a few weeks now I've been sitting on a question regarding whether we were planning to send a copy of the finished publication to Mike (too scary a prospect for my quivering boots), and now there's a possibility that he'll be a contributor? 8O

      Artist League disassemble, and bitch behind each other's backs, as you jostle for the chance to illustrate a piece by MM!
      "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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      • #48
        I have timorously e-mailed and await results with suitable trepidation :D
        Right, I'll buy the 5430... :roll:

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        • #49
          Originally posted by L_Stearns_Newburg
          Seriously, I don't think any of us imagined Mr. Moorcock would be willing to contribute to the magazine. I was simply being silly when I suggested it!
          Knowing of Mike's support for small zines in the past like Back Brain Recluse, to which he contributed a number of verse items some years ago, I had a feeling he might contribute, and nearly asked at one point if he intended to. I hope he does.

          Perdix will the magazine be generally available to non-contributors (for a fee of course)? If so, how much? If the mag is only available to contributors let me know asap so I can get something done (but what I have no idea!)
          'You know, I can't keep up with you. If I hadn't met you in person, I quite honestly would NOT believe you really existed. I just COULDN'T. You do so MUCH... if half of what goes into your zines is to be believed, you've read more at the age of 17 than I have at the age of 32 - LOTS more'

          Archie Mercer to Mike (Burroughsania letters page, 1957)

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          • #50
            Well, it's already in rough draft.
            As long as you like the Corsairs of the Second Ether.
            Working title is Cascadia -- maybe Little Rupoldo's dad would be interested in that. Or anyone else who lives in NW America...

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            • #51
              Rah! Ta, SC!

              Aral, don't worry - I'll send copies to folk that want 'em! I'll try to keep the costs low, ie at cost - we're not making profits! And there's always plenty of scope for future editions, so don't bust a gut getting stuff out if time's pressing (although I don't think publication per se will be before end of May/ mid-June, so the deadline has a bit of flexibility).

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              • #52
                Perdix,

                I want to caution you about estimating costs on these things. There is the base cost (which is the time and materials plus shipping), but there is often hidden overhead that you did not anticipate. Don't bankrupt yourself in your enthusiasm, man.

                I agree, however, with the bookseller in Seattle that it must be priced at a suitable point to sell. There's probably some happy medium that can be found.

                I'm going to want to order more than one copy, of course. Friends are interested, based on reading this forum, as well as the "promotion" job I've done in person.

                LSN

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                • #53
                  Wise words, pard. I'm inclined to offer that advice to anyone who starts a magazine. It ALWAYS breaks the bank, if you don't have enormous money behind you to start with. At this rate, Perdix will have to start writing fantasy series in order to fund it...

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Stumplechumber
                    Well, it's already in rough draft.
                    As long as you like the Corsairs of the Second Ether.
                    Working title is Cascadia -- maybe Little Rupoldo's dad would be interested in that. Or anyone else who lives in NW America...
                    A Second Ether story? :D :D :D I'm now so excited, I'm going to have to start writing in a different coloured font! Where's Doc? We have to choreograph some sort of Second Ether Happy Dance... 8)
                    "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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                    • #55
                      Well, I'm saving money by printing it all on the blank bits of of old copies of Shark and Ray Bodily Function Enthusiast (incorporating Today's Fishworrier) so that should help...actually, I'm already broke so don't order too many at once... :lol:

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                      • #56
                        Perhaps publishers will pay me more not to write fantasy series...? Or, in fact, anything at all? (I'm sulking with my novella now - can you tell?) :lol:

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                        • #57
                          Perdix,

                          If you're sulking over some sort of problem with your novella, you might consider communicating with some of us. Sometimes, discussing the issue can get one unstuck. I'm willing to help, even if you just need a reader.

                          As for money to cover this, if you are seriously having problems, we need to discuss the financial mechanics a bit. Perhaps I can assist. At the very least, there's the matter of some Tesco's Value Swiss Rolls to be delivered to a certain address in Texas.

                          LSN

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Steeplechaser
                            . . . It ALWAYS breaks the bank, if you don't have enormous money behind you to start with. At this rate, Perdix will have to start writing fantasy series in order to fund it...
                            I suspected he was going to cover expenses by hiding in a garret somewhere and turning out a pornographic novel per hour.

                            LSN

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                            • #59
                              Congrats, Perdix. This thread is after my own heart. Much to enjoy here.

                              Has anyone looked into grants? I seem to recall Aldiss found grant funding for New Worlds??

                              Is it possible (or desirable) to step under the umbrella of an academic press and arrive at funding that way? Where on earth, for example, does the editor of something like *Hawthorne Studies* get funding? Hmm. I'll make a few inquiries myself....

                              Literary Market Place has a chapter listing distributers.

                              And remember: death is no obstacle. 8)

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                              • #60
                                We're also depending on you in other ways, Carter, specifically for the high quality submission we are expecting you to deliver.

                                Your suggestion about grants is an interesting idea. I thought about it, but I didn't want to bring it up, because I don't really know much about that end of things. Scientific research grants have an application process with which I'm fairly familiar, but I expect these things work somewhat differently. It would be interesting to craft a grant proposal for DARPA to fund Prototype X, but I don't think they'd be amused. :lol:

                                LSN

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