It's been a busy week, as usual at TPP.
Sunday evening saw us upload the final version of Horn
to the printers. And then it was go go go on other stuff.
The stories and review column for Issue 5
were proofed, laid out, sent back to the authors along with contracts. Most of these have come back. I'll be writing the editorial tomorrow and the issue should be out by the end of the weekend.Horn
was made available for pre-purchase and so the week has seen sales coming in for that. I've been doing the books as they come in. Yay. And I have addressed the envelopes as well so that as soon as the books are printed, they will go out in the mail that day.A Book of Endings
is back on the agenda. Editing and proofing the final 6 stories for the book are progressing. And I started working on the marketing plan.
Slush. Slush. Slush. We are nearly on top of the Shiny
slush. 2 stories have been accepted for Issues 6 and 7. There are a few submissions still to be processed but we are hoping to get turnarounds back down to weekly for Shiny
That leaves the novella submissions to look at. I have 7.
4 books, 3 Shiny issues and 1 New Ceres issue for this year, plus ASif! and Last Short Story on Earth, turned out to be quite a full on schedule.
Today, I picked up the proofs for Horn
and got to look at the book in the flesh (paper?) and was filled with the rush of why I do this.