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The Week in Tweet, Week 14

Where @outshine has almost caught up with the facts:

Monday March 30:

[Quote for the Monday]I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.

[Source] Angus Grossart (1937 – ) / Scottish banker / Sunday Telegraph (London).

[Ed] Submissions statistics, week 14: 17 submissions, 11 from males, 6 from females. 4 acceptances. Current needs: humourous pieces!

Tuesday March 31:

Doomy instrumental heavy rock with a wild and playful sixties aesthetic; groovy, atmospheric + a long way out in the psychedelic leftfield.

[#SoundBytes] SACRIFICE & BLISS by STINKING LIZAVETA – http://www.stinkinglizaveta.com/ Monotreme Records – http://www.monotremerecords.com/ .

Wednesday April 1:

Above the rioters’ ruinous flames, a holoPhoenix shone. Hope rose like Holy Fire. The Rocking Raven Brigade beat chaos and despair.

[Bio] MD,writer, co-editor in French SF mag GALAXIES. Spends too much time dreaming and her house is always a mess. http://is.gd/gdmv .

Thursday April 2:

Dumb but nice FX—kind of a fun downer. This is the way the world ends/not with a bang but with an invasion of Kraftwerk-looking dudes.

[#Spitballs] Knowing/Directed by Alex Proyas/ http://knowing-themovie.com/ .

Friday April 3:

[Quote for the Friday] “The pen is the tongue of the mind.”

[Source] Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616) / Spanish novelist and dramatist / Don Quixote.

Saturday April 4:

At 97, Grandma got a time machine and started meeting her descendants. Last I heard, she had hugged twenty generations and was still going.

[Bio] Amanda Davis denies everything but regrets nothing. She blogs at http://tinyurl.com/ddvpvj .

Sunday April 5:

Barry Allen is back to face new mysteries and an uncertain existence, but this story seems surprisingly glum rather than celebratory.

[#ShineComics] THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1 by Geoff Johns (script), Ethan Van Sciver (art); DC Comics, 2009, $3.99 .

3 Comments»

[…] Original post by shineanthology […]

  Sebastián Lalaurette wrote @

Sorry, I would msg you via Twitter but I can’t, apparently because you’re not following me (wtf?). There’s a thing I don’t understand. Every week you seem to accept more than one submission. Does this mean they will get published in Twitter? Because I understand you only publish one per week.

Anyway, keep up the good work! I’ll keep trying (I’ve submitted once). Cheers!

  shineanthology wrote @

Hi Sebastián,

I have two Twitter accounts: @outshine (obviously) and @shineanthology . I purposefully do *not* follow anybody on @outshine (except other paying genre Twitterzines like @thaumatrope and @nanoism ) because that would clutter up the @outshine feed, meaning it would be very difficult for *new* followers to check out older pieces.

But normally I follow new @outshine followers on the @shineanthology account.

>>>>There’s a thing I don’t understand. Every week you seem to accept more than one submission. Does this mean they will get published in Twitter? Because I understand you only publish one per week.<<<<

I publish two fiction/prose poems per week: a serious one on the Wednesday, and a humourous one on the Saturday.

Even then, I’m accepting more than two per week because — I will announce this on @outshine next week — I will be closing submissions to @outshine in May and June, because then the Shine anthology will be open for submissions (and I can concentrate on these).

So I’m buying enough stories to get through May and June, and will re-open @outshine for submissions in July.

Also, in general, it’s good to build up an inventory first: this gives an editor more flexibility.

Finally, I’ve been at EasterCon over the Easter weekend, and am catching up with lots of things right now. You — and the other @outshine submitters of last week — should get a reply tomorrow.


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