November 9th, 2010

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Jack-o'-Spec: half full + deadline reminder

Jack-o'-Spec: Tales of Halloween and Fantasy is about halfway full, with many good pieces on hold. If you're waiting in the holds pile, you have about a 50-50 chance of making it. Not meaning to torture anyone--I'm moving as fast as I can, which has been pretty fast.

Here's what I've accepted so far:

  • Paul L. Bates, "Unwanted Children," fiction.
  • Robert Borski, "Halloween (The Planet)," poem.
  • Bruce Boston, "Halloween Hunchback," poem.
  • Nancy Ellis Taylor, "Dia de los Muertos/LA," poem.
  • Michael M. Jones, "Who Killed the Pumpkin King?" fiction.
  • Geoffrey A. Landis, "Monsters," poem.
  • Joe Nazare, "The Day after Halloween," fiction.
  • Jason S. Ridler, "The Night Ol' Jack Came Back," fiction.
  • Alexandra Seidel, "Lanterns," poem.
  • Marge Simon, "Traditions," fiction.
  • Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, "Forty-Eight Hours a Year," fiction.
  • John F.D. Taff, "The Lacquered Box," fiction.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, 15 November, a week from yesterday. Guidelines are here: