Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Belonging to Andromeda Spaceways

This is the Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine crew, the team who bring you a new issue of ASIM every two months.

Some folk think we're all nuts, paying $100 a year to be a member of the Andromeda Spaceways co-op. What are the benefits, and why is being a member of the team so important to me?

First off, the price includes a subscription ($49), so we're only paying $51 a year.

Second, we're publishing new and established writers, and we're an important market for both.

Third, I can attend any convention in Australia, and there's guaranteed to be at least one other ASIM member there. Important connections.

Fourth, the slush process. Electronic Brilliance.

Fifth, it's a big group (15 or 16 members at the moment.) That means individual members can afford to slack off when real life intrudes.

Sixth, we have a rotating editor policy. It's hard to burn out when you get one issue to edit every 2-3 years. (Quite a few of our past members have gone on to edit their own mags & ezines.)

Seventh and beyond .. the magazine is great reading, and I'm proud to be part of it.

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)

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