Pro Zines and Amateur Mistakes
Nothing like sending a submission email without the submission attached to make you feel like a rank amateur. And nothing like doing something stupid to inspire a blog post. I was sending the story to Redstone Science Fiction, a young but respected pro-paying zine, and in my eagerness I hit send before attaching the story. Doh! Not sure if the second try went through. I didn’t change the subject line and did not receive a (second) autoreply. I’ll give it a little time and follow up.
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