Hello and welcome to the August 2022 issue of Aphelion!
Sorry this issue is a day late, but we'd run out
of web space and I couldn't fix that until today during business
hours at Aphelion's ISP. We should be good to go for a while now.
Since we are late, I'm not going to get long-winded with the editorial.
As you can see from the awards banner
above, Aphelion racked up several Top Ten positions in the Preditors
& Editors annual Readers' Poll. We took Top E-zine Cover Art -
place, Top E-zine Editor - tied for 5th place, Top Fiction E-zine - 4th
place, Top Poetry E-zine - 5th place, and Top Writers Forum - 2nd place!
Thanks to everyone who voted,
and to all the staff for their hard work! Thanks also go out to our
writers and readers here in the zine.
My publisher has asked me for a second
collection of Mare Inebrium stories, as well as asking me to edit an
anthology of Mare stories by other authors. If you have any way to get
in contact with any of the writers of our Mare Inebrium Shared Universe
stories, please do and tell them I need to talk with them. Most
especially Wishbone, but everyone else as well. I've
gotten several positive responses from writers I am still in contact
with, so things look fairly good at this point. If you're
Mare Inebrium writer still visiting Aphelion after all this
time, please do get in contact with me through e-mail or Facebook
Messenger. We have a lot
to talk about!
The online streaming shows I'm in; "Stupid
O'clock" and "Last Man Standing," have been uploaded live to YouTube as
well as several Facebook pages for almost two years now. They are
basically live-streaming chat shows covering a range of topics, modeled
on the types of conversations people have after hours at SF&F
conventions. Joe McKeel and I have archives of past shows on our own
YouTube channels. Check 'em out if that sounds like something you'd
enjoy I've put links in our Features section that will take you to the
YouTube archives of both shows. There is also McKayla Jade's "Tidbits
And Scribbles" on alternate Monday nights. It's basically a Writer's
Panel, by writers, about writing. Lots of good topics covered in it.
Look up McKayla's YouTube channel to find the show. I'm a guest
panelist there--as often as I can be...
With all that said, it's high time I
shut up and let you get to reading.
region of Orion’s Belt and the Flame Nebula
Courtesy: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin