Please note that the submission period for the issue runs from October 1, 2005 to November 1, 2005. Submissions and queries submitted before 12:00am October 1, 2005 will be deleted unread. Submissions and queries submitted after 11:59:59pm November 1, 2005 will be deleted unread (all times Eastern US). If you think I’m kidding about this, fine, go ahead, get your submission deleted. See if I care.
Let me also address the theme of the issue, which is “SF cliches.” Let me be very clear that what I don’t want to see are stories that take science fiction cliches and use them in the very manner that made them cliches in the first place. What I very much do want to see are stories that take science fiction cliches and use them in highly original, incredibly memorable and utterly expectation-confounding ways. You know you can do it.
I also rather strenuously suggest you check out this entry, about how and why I reject submissions. Yes, I know it won’t apply to you. Nevertheless, you might read it in order to share it with someone else.
I’m really excited that this is coming up so soon — I’m looking forward to seeing submissions!