Fantastic Stories of the Imagination Closing

Warren Lapine has announced that Fantastic Stories of the Imagination will be closing following the publication of its January issue and its People of Color Take Over issue. Subscriptions will be filled with e-copies of F&SF and The Cascadia Subduction Zone. Lapine will remain active in genre publishing through his Positronic imprint of Wilder Publications.
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Jeffry Dwight has announced that will be closing on March 31. For many years, hosted SFWA’s dsicussion boards as well as providing server space, e-mail addresses, and personal pages for many science fiction authors. Dwight received a Service to SFWA Award for’s contributions in 2015. Dwight has stated that he will be able to forward e-mails from to other e-mail addresses, but websites will have to be ported to other hosts by their owners.

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New Zenith Closes

New Zenith magazine has announced that it has closed and has cancelled publication of its Winter and Spring issues. New Zenith launched as a magzine for short fiction of all genres with their Summer 2016 issue and put out a Fall issue before making the announcement. Both issues appeared in print and e-zine.
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Parsec Award Winners

The winners of the Parsec Awards for Podcasts were presented at Dragoncon on September 4.

  • Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast: Improvised Star Trek: “The Voyages of the USS Sisyphus,” by Christopher Rathjen and the USS Sisyphus Cast & Crew (Improvised)
  • Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation: The Journeyman Writer, by Alastair Stephens
  • Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific): Verity Podcast, by Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast: The Uncanny Magazine Podcast, by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, Erika Ensign, & Steven Schapansky
  • Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General): The Incomparable, by Jason Snell
  • Best Fact Behind the Fiction Podcast: Universe Today’s Guide to Space, hosted by Fraser Cain
  • Best Speculative Fiction Video Story: The Ultimate Nerd-ament, by Grant Baciocco & Russ Walko
  • Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team: Uncanny County, by Todd Faulkner & Alison Crane
  • Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form): Uncanny County, by Todd Faulkner & Alison Crane
  • Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Long Form): Reading Out Loud: “Property Damage Claim #1-1403986,” by Ryan P. Duke
  • Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Long Form): After the Plague, by Mike Bennett
  • Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form): Tales to Terrify: “Graves,” by Justin Cawthorne
  • Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form): The Voice of Free Planet X: “Oddfellows Local,” by Jared Axelrod
  • Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form): The Galaxy Quest Restoration Project: “Balance of Darkness,” by David A. Mackenzie

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IGMS New Editor

Scott M. Roberts has been named the new editor of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, replacing long time editor Edmund Schubert. Roberts takes over with the July/August issue, which is now posted. The magazine skipped the May/June issue and the number scheme picks up with issue 51, following issue 50, which was released in March/April.
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SF Signal Closing

John DeNardo and JP Frantz have announced that after 13 years, Hugo Award winning website SF Signal will cease publication. They explained that the website has begun to take up more and more of their time and they decided to step back to spend more time with their families and in other pursuits. THe current website will remain in place through the beginning of June, at which time they hope to move the archives to a different hosting service.
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The Dark Goes Monthly

Sean Wallace has announced the the dark fantasy magazine The Dark will shift to a monthly schedule beginning with the May 2016 issue.
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Galaktika Accused of Piracy

Pintér Bence has published an article claiming that the Hungarian magazine Galaktika has been pirating nearly all of its foreign language content. According to Bence, a study of the magazine’s table of contents reveals that with one exception any foreign works were taken from Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed,, or Popular Science. None of the authors whose work reappeared in Galaktika had granted permission or been paid for the publication of their work.
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November’s Position Eliminated

Sharyn November has announced that she is no longer at Viking Children’s Books after a reorg left her position eliminated. November had been serving as the Senior Editor for their line and in 2002 had established the Firebird line. She began working for Penguin as an associate editor at the Puffin Books in 1990.

Obituary: Kathleen A. Bellamy

Kathleen A. Bellamy (b.1957) died on December 19. Bellamy served as the Managing Editor for Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. Bellamy was also involved in the magazine’s slush reading process.