Sunday is review day here at Wyldblood, where we sweat over the stories we’ll be accepting (and anguish over some of the excellent ones we’re going to have to turn away). We’ve been looking at flash fiction today, and it struck me that some of our favourites barely creep into the ‘speculative fiction’ category at all. Rather than turn them down (which would be a pity) we’re going to soften our stance. So from now on, we’re going to have a bias towards science fiction and fantasy, but we’re not going to turn down great stories for want of a robot or two. Same will go for short stories when we reopen for submissions (in December).
Speaking of great stories which don’t really scream science fiction or fantasy, did you catch Purple Lizard Skin from a couple of weeks ago? Well worth checking out.