Now, what is our publishing schedule?
Well, we have this idea it sounded like a good one at the time. Our thinking is as follows: once a week is nearly impossible, and (almost) no one wants a weekly speculative fiction magazine. Why not? Because it is just too much for a reader to digest, and it treats all of the contributions like swiftly rotting produce.
So how about monthly? Well, its still a lot of work for a rather short shelf life. We also dont want to fail to deliver something good every month something worth reading, and something worth contributing to.
Quarterly? Now we were leaning to the too-slow side of the equation. You might forget that were here. Also, the idea of dividing a year along quarterly lines (rather than seasons) well, thats just irritating it implies that we all think along business lines financials, reports, dealing with executives. Or worse, that were all academics who have scheduled classes and students and want to pigeonhole them into rigid calendar behavior. Yuck. Seasons? Still four, still forgetting were here, still, still . . . we might be on to something.
All right, then. Seasons, only shorter. And more of them than in nature itself.
So, we found in our exhaustive research a somewhat different calendar. Pulled from the foggy gloom of history; an eight-section year, based on the feasts / sacrifices / observations of the pagan seasons. And other than the naming convention were not pagans, not yet it has the right frequency for the reader, the contributor, and us.