Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

And then there were three

I am pleased to announce that Electric Velocipede will be the third magazine to adopt the online submission system that I cobbled together for Clarkesworld Magazine. I never intended to make this program available to other publications, but I’ve been a fan of both Electric Velocipede and Fantasy Magazine for a while now and couldn’t say no to either. It’s a pleasure to be associated with them, even in this small way.

Electric Velocipede will start using the (as-yet-unnamed) system when they reopen to submissions on August 1st.

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16 Comments

  1. A name-the-system contest! Yea! Here’s my entry: C(oalition)of O(nline)M(agazines) S(ubmissions)SYS(tem), or comsSYS.

    Sounds like espionage, huh?

  2. That was good of you to do that, both for their staff and the writers who submit. Three months ago I submitted an article via snail mail, and it reminded me yet again how time-consuming and labor-intensive that process is, at least in comparison to doing so electronically.

  3. That’s really great of you to do that. Hopefully they’ll be able to have the kind of turnaround time you do (which I covet).

    • 🙂 Well, can’t promise the system will do much to speed up their response times. That’s the people part of the equation. It does cut out the USPS though, so there’s at least that.

      • Well, yeah. But removing the post office, that’s a huge step! Luckily we started off only accepting digital applications, so we never had to deal with that part.

  4. You’re a saint for building this system. May many more adopt it.

    • I have a laundry list of changes I want to make before it gets much wider distribution, but thanks.

      • Perhaps you should enlist additional help to get it in a more shippable state, and release it as an open-source project – which might help you enlist additional help.

  5. Sounds good. I really like the system.

  6. Kudos

    It might be a small way, but (I think) it’s an important way.

    Good on you for taking part (whether you knew it or not) in (what I hope will become) the open source economic model.

    Mind you, I hope EV and FM will give you credit.

  7. It’s a great submission system–glad to see it spread around (especially to the rockin’ EV)! 🙂

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