Saturday, July 04, 2009

John Scalzi, articulating what many writers have been thinking for years now: how utterly pathetic is it that the three major science fiction magazines, Asimov's, Analog and Fantasy and Science Fiction, still don't accept electronic submissions.
HT: Chad Orzel.

2 comments:

Mike Flynn said...

Does he consider that there might be reasons for that? Consider that most editors are bookish: they don't like to read a lighted screen; they might want to read on the train, or in a comfortable reading chair, or out on the patio. They might want to put sticky notes on things, or scribble margialia. They might fear hard drive crashes more than the dog eating the manuscript.

Those who take joy in tech are always bewildered when others don't use it the way they darned well ought to.

John Farrell said...

True, and I prefer reading hard copy as well.

But I don't mind printing it....

:)