You loved it in private - slowly caressing it as it developed. Eventually, summoning up all your courage, you whipped it out and showed it to all your friends. A little embarrassed, but trying to encourage, they smiled and said what a wonderful thing it was. Now though, the inevitable deflation is beginning to set in. You ask, "I've finished it, but what do I do with it now?"
Part of the answer, at least, is here. A number of correspondents have asked us to provide information on where to submit their tales, odes or epics, and below you'll find some of the information provided by Van Ikin, editor of the excellent Science Fiction and noted academic, in an Issue One article originally titled "Hints'n'Tips". This contact list should help all would-be writers find a home for their seemingly unwanted manuscripts . . . and we can guarantee it won't send you blind.
Aboriginal Science Fiction*
PO Box 2449, Woburn, MA 01888-0849, USA.
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact
PO Box 1936, Marion, OH 43306, USA.
PO Box 619, Nth Adelaide, SA 5006.
c/o Chimaera Publications, PO Box 538, Mt. Waverley, Vic. 3149.
Australian Short Stories*
PO Box 40, Carlton, Vic. 3053. [$60 per 1,000 words.]
Collins/Angus & Robertson Publishers
PO Box 290, North Ryde, NSW 2113.
Robinson Publishing, 11 Shepherd House, Shepherd Street, London W1Y 7LD, UK.
Hutchinson Group (Aust.) Pty Ltd
30-32 Cremorne St, Richmond, Vic. 3121.
124 Osborne Road, Brighton BN1 6LU, UK.
Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine*
380 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA.
PO Box 207, Sandy Bay, Tas. 7005. [Min. $50 per story.]
LiNQ [Literature in North Queensland]
James Cook University, Qld. 4811. [$20 per story.]
Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction*
Box 56, Cornwall, Conn. 06753, USA.
Mandarin Australia, Octopus Publishing Group
22 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne, Vic. 3207.
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic. 3052. [$50 per 1,000 words.]
Box 300, Mortdale NSW 2233.
New Pathways Into SF and Fantasy*
c/o MGA Services, PO Box 863994, Plano, TX 75086-3994, USA. [Mainly experimental fiction.]
P.O. Box 91 Carlton Vic. 3053
PO Box 249, Mount Eliza, Vic. 3930. [Min. $40 per story.]
Pan Books Australia
68 Moncur St., Woollahra, NSW 2025.
P.O. Box 317, Strathpine, Qld. 4500.
Box C344, Clarence Street Post Office, Sydney, NSW 2000.
Department of English, University of Sydney, NSW 2006. [Min. $80 per story.]
Edgewood Press, PO Box 264, Cambridge, MA 02238, USA.
Sydney Morning Herald Literary Supplement*
GPO Box 506, Sydney, NSW 2001.
Transworld Publishers [Bantam and Corgi imprints]
Level 1, 20 Young St., Neutral Bay, NSW 2089.
409 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.
University of Queensland Press
PO Box 42, St Lucia, Qld. 4067.
Department of English, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6009. [Min. $50 per story.]
Asterisked entries publish short fiction only.
(Note: because of corporate takeovers in the publishing world, some of these addresses may have changed and some of the publishers' interests altered.)
Australian writers should also consider contacting the Australian Society of Authors, PO Box 450, Milsons Point, NSW 2061 for further information.
Originally appeared in Eidolon 6, October 1991.
Copyright © 1991 Eidolon Publications. All rights reserved.