I’m told that there’s some problem spreading the word about the writing workshop at this year’s Worldcon, so here’s a link in case anyone cares to spread the word:
It has been a while since we’ve done one of these promotions, but I’ve got about two dozen advance copies of the new issue that I’m looking to give away to anyone in North America who will blog about the issue. (Sorry, overseas readers, but international mailing rates are just too high for F&SF to foot the bill.) So here’s how it works:
1) Go to the F&SF Contact us page: http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/contact.htm
2) Fill in your name and address and send a message indicating that you will blog about the issue.
3) After your issue arrives, comment about the issue on your blog and send us a link to your comments.
If you’ve participated in one of these bloggers’ promotions before, please give someone else the chance to try F&SF for free.
—Gordon V. G .
In case anyone is wondering if the acquisition of Fictionwise by Barnes & Noble will affect their F&SF subscription, it sounds unlikely:
If I hear anything more, I’ll post it, but for now, it’s safe to assume that we’ll have business as usual with the good folks at Fictionwise. And I congratulate them on this deal, which sounds like it will be good for all parties.
There are upheavals going through the magazine distribution business right now and they’re going to affect F&SF. Specifically, copies that were distributed through Anderson News Corp. or Source Interlink might not be distributed right now.
Most of our newsstand and bookstore distribution won’t be affected, but some people might find F&SF absent from their usual spot. We’re hoping things will get sorted out soon. Meantime, you can always order copies directly from us.
Today I learned that Rudy Van Gelder is receiving a National Endowment for the Arts grant: http://www.nea.gov/national/jazz/jmCMS/master.php?id=2009_05
I’ve never met Mr. Van Gelder (in fact, the photo in that post makes the first time I’ve ever seen his likeness) and growing up, I was told we weren’t related. But a few years ago, I spoke with a first cousin of Rudy’s and he said he knew my grandfather and that we distantly related. I believe the closest we could be related is third cousins, once removed.
But I thought it was using our distant connection to note that one of the great jazz producers has gotten some of the recognition he deserves.