Monday, December 28, 2009

Canadian SF publishers and writers: Get with the program


Judging by the entries in the Canadian SF Works Database, there were all of five stories published in On Spec this past year, and just two in Neo-opsis, and just two in Tesseracts Thirteen. That's all that are listed in the wiki that many Canadian nominators rely on in filling out their Aurora and Hugo ballots.

Oh, and the magazines On Spec and Neo-opsis, plus the anthologies Tesseracts Thirteen and Women of the Apocalypse aren't listed, either. And apparently Edge, Canada's largest SF publisher, issued just one book last year.

It would behoove the publishers of these works to update the listings. Any Canadians who published any science fiction, fantasy, or horror in 2009 should get their works listed in the wiki; you can, and should, enter your own works. Come on, folks. It's a public Wiki, and no one is going to do this for you.

(Hats off to whoever put up the complete listings for Campus Chills and the titles published by Bundoran Press. The rest of you: get with the program!)

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5 Comments:

At December 28, 2009 9:34 AM , Blogger Nick said...

Hi Robert
How does one, "Get With The Program?"
Nick

 
At December 28, 2009 10:03 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Nick, by going to Canadian SF Works Database, creating an account, and following the instructions there to edit the appropriate Wiki (2009 Works in English or 2009 Works in Frnech) to include your works.

 
At December 28, 2009 10:29 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

All pending accounts at Canadian SF Works database have now been cleared; no legitimate user should be blocked from access now.

 
At December 28, 2009 11:46 AM , Blogger Diane Walton said...

Thanks for the reminder, Rob. I posted one issue of On Spec last week, but ran out of time on my lunch break. This week for sure. I have no excuses now!
Diane

 
At December 28, 2009 5:13 PM , Blogger Snowparrot said...

I actually read Tesseracts 13! There were definitely more than 2 stories in it. And even more than 2 GOOD stories.

 

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