ASIM is rapidly closing on some of the longest-lived Australian fiction mags, and more importantly, after five years we've yet to publish a double issue. Good stuff.
It's important to support the genre mags, because aside from exposing some great stories to a bit of publicity they also give new and established writers somewhere to submit their fiction to. Go back half a dozen years here in Australia, for example, and there were only two short fiction magazines left breathing, each of them managing just one or two issues a year. That's partly why ASIM was put together, with six issues a year and 8-10 stories per issue. And accepting subs only via email meant that we were open to writers worldwide, not just those with a cache of stamps.
So, without further ado, here are the details for the latest edition of ASIM. If you've never read a copy you can order a single printed issue OR there's a super cheap PDF edition which is identical to the print issue in every way - except the medium. And a big congratulations to every author and artist we've featured over the past five years - it's been great.
(By the way, I'm editing issue 42. Just thought I'd throw that out there so people can get a submission ready ...)
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The Editor-in-Chief and his trusty sidekick have done it again!
Andromeda Spaceways proudly brings you ISSUE 30!
Edited by Robbie Matthews and Stu Barrow, this issue gives you:
* Really cool cover art!
* Bucketloads of fiction, including work by perennial favourites Dirk
Flinthart, Kevin Maclean, Aliette de Bodard and many others!
* Poetry! Rayguns! Time Travellers! Recipes!
* What more could you want?! (My beloved leader tells me I've now
used up my year's supply of exclamation marks. Wait – one more!)
For more information, and to get your copy, visit
My Friend Fishfinger, by Daisy, Age 7 . . David Tallerman
Autumn's Country . . Aliette de Bodard
The Fairytale Cookbook . . Amanda Sichter
Fendraaken . . Kevin G. Maclean
Finding Each Other Again . . Kieran Morgan
Hare Redux . . Simon Petrie
Thyme Machine . . Darren Goossens
Collecting Whispers . . Bren MacDibble
Truckers . . Dirk Flinthart
The Reluctant Orc-Maid to her Swain . . Marcie Tentchoff
State of the Art: Rayguns! . . Dirk Flinthart
Devoted Husband, Intrepid Time-Traveller . . Stuart Barrow
Seriatem, Seriatum, Omnia Seriatem . . Ian Nichols
Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)