Friday, January 19, 2007

Upheaval/Spinetingler announcement

On holidays until February.

Congratulations to Cornelia for snagging her first Edgar nod.

Spinetingler News

Despite the overwhelming volume of submissions we'll be taking Spinetingler down to three issues per year as of this year. It certainly isn't for a lack of material. We already had more stories submitted by the end of the last year (for consideration for 2007) than we could have published in a regular year, and this means it's going to get even tougher to get in. But if you don't have the time to do something right, don't do it at all, so we're cutting back on the number of issues, but not the quality.

You won't see this hit the issues until late 2007. There won't be a Winter Issue until January 2008. That will be followed by Spring/Summer in May 2008 and a fall issue in September.

There will be no Canadian Issue this year either.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yo. Your bro here just wants ya to know he's looking forward to seeing you in two weeks! And he is speaking in third person because his brain hurts, but that's another matter. Take care!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Bro, I look forward to dinner with you and bro-in-law and Bob.

John McFetridge said...

I have no idea what's going on, Sandra, but I hope it all works out. You gotta take care of yourself first, everything else takes care of itself.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sandra. You are mysterious as ever, but I sense some SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. Drop me an e-mail! I can't go to LLC, but will be thinking of ya'll. Who's Bob?

Sandra Ruttan said...

Thanks John.

Julia, you have my deepest sympathies. Except you get to see KEN BRUEN! Give him a big kiss for me.

And Bob is Robert Fate.

Cornelia Read said...

I just want to schmooze with YOU, Sandra...

Sandra Ruttan said...

Glad you didn't say smooch. ;)

Anonymous said...

Sandra, sometimes backing away is the best thing you can do. Have a great time at LLC. I'm sure your panel will be great. Good luck and all the best!

Anonymous said...

Actually, she did say smooch. Just she said it with a Brooklyn accent.

Christa M. Miller said...

Sorry things suck, Sandra. Take care of yourself and I'll look forward to your return. Hugs to you!

anne frasier said...

"I'm sick of people who only schmooze with the names they think they can get something from."

yeah, that's an ugly part of the writing biz, one that you'll encounter over and over if you have any contact with other writers. i think the most frightening are the ones who don't care who they step on.

take care of yourself, sandra.
you have my email addy and phone #!

Anonymous said...

But what will happen with the Ru-Tan Clan while you're gone?

And speaking of ass kissing, did you see this week's episode of The Office? You might be having a Michael Scott moment. The episode is here: http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/

JamesO said...

You deserve a break, Sandra. You put so much in to everything you do. We'll all still be here when you get back, and if we have to make do with one fewer Spinetingler issues in the year, well, they say privation is good for the soul...

And my all-time favourite motto is 'If a job's not worth doing well, it's not worth doing at all.'

That and 'Why put off to tomorrow what you can avoid doing altogether.'

Oh, and 'Nothing ventured, nothing lost.'

'In front of every silver lining is a great black cloud.'

Actually, I've loads of favourite mottoes, and you can probably see a theme emerging.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Steve, you're in charge.

James, love those expressions. Especially the dark cloud/silver lining one. It warms a pessimists heart.

And yes, I've taken the rare move of pulling down what I originally posted. I do appreciate all my friends and know they worry about me, but I don't want anyone feeling arm-twisted into emailing or to cause anyone to worry unnecessarily. Sometimes a bad day is just a really bad day.