In October 2008 I joined the Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM). I’ve served on the good ship for almost 6 years (as the swabbie – cleaning space barnacles off Andromeda’s hull, emptying sick bags, and the like) and along the way I’ve done a number of things: read slush, proof reading, stepped up to help others when their issue turned pair-shape, award nominations, database management for subscribers and the cooperative, eSubs delivery, web site management, and contracts. I’ve also edited three of my own issues (Issue 43/52/59) and been assistant editor for two others (The ASIM Hivemind Issue 50, The ASIM Hivemind Ten Year Issue 56). It’s been a blast! It’s been hard work too. Hard at times. Fun.
Funny that some people think it’s my real job, and not something I do to promote short stories. I’m sure that people would be surprised to find that to be part of ASIM, if selected worthy, there is a mandatory annual fee to help keep the magazine alive and contribute to author story payments. So not only do the team work their guts out for free… they pay to do it! Only in Australia ☺ But it works! The ASIM team is relentless… selfless!
If your name is here, then thank you for gracing one of my issues with your story, and also I am pleased to have played a part of your journey as a writer or poet and hope that I helped in some small way with your journey.
Check out the list: 46 or so stories by 44 authors, and 8 poems from 7 poets.
Illegal by Pete Aldin. Midnight Rhino by Brenda Anderson. That Which We Believe by Steve Cameron. The Real Deal by Gitte Christensen. The Unseen Truths by Liz Colter. Emergency Rebuild by David Conyers. The Masked Messenger by David Conyers. Zombie Dreams by Peter Cooper. Thief of Tears by Jason Crowe. Long Hot Wait by Laura DeHaan. Salvage Yard by Preston Dennett. Enter a Human by Preston Dennett. When It Was Ripe by Evan Dicken. From Little Things by Felicity Dowker. The Undying Fans of an Unknown Cover Band by Nicky Drayden. The Masked Messenger by John Goodrich. Debtors by Sharon J Gochenour. The Prize by Carine Heidmann. Illegal by Kevin Ikenberry. Wonder in Alice Land by Linda Jenner. Undine Love by Kathleen Jennings. Love As You Find It by Margaret Karmazin. The Sylvian Gambit by Barry Kirawan. First, Do No Harm (Unless They’re Zombies) by Rachel Kolar. Golden Years in the Paleozoic by Ken Liu. Fairy Gothic by Tracie McBride. Speed of Darkness by GR McLeod. Endless Summer by Jessica Meadows. I am Nano by Sean Monaghan. Blue ICE by Charlotte Nash. Vivienne by Natalie Nikolovski. What if the Aliens are Tasty? by Nicholas P Oakley. Ronnie Linton, High School Flame by Dominik J Parisien. Taking Over by Felicity Pilman. The Last Resort by LK Pinaire. Instructions for Lighting Candles by Martin A. Reed. Across the Fourth Sea by JJ Roth. By the Banks of the Nabarra by Daniel I. Russell. Nobody Messes With Venus by Daniel I Russell. Alecia in the Mechwurn by Michael Shone. Star by Aimee Smith. Unravelling by David Steffen. A Routine Diplomatic Incident by Ray Tabler. The Painted City by David Tallerman. A Twist Too Far by David Tallerman. Eternal Youth by Melanie Typaldos. Scars that Let the Light Shine Through by Victorya. Taking Care by Pam Wallace.
Ever See a Movie You Just Can’t Get Enough Of? by Tom Byers. The Zombie Haiku by Caitlene Cooke. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Singer by Jack Horne. My Naked Hand by Helen Patrice. Annihilation by James Frederick William Rowe. City of Clay by Alexandra Seidel. Broken Towers by Alexandra Seidel. Higg’s Boson by Don Webb.
Thank you again, I’ve loved every one of your stories, or I can say without any claim that I would not have picked it! Thank you for making my 6 year journey wonderful… but now I’ve got stories of my own to tell…