Save the Semiprozine

As many of you already know, there is a movement among some in our community to abolish the Best Semiprozine Hugo. In the course of their discussions, some disparaging remarks have been made against semiprozines. By and large, I consider their statements about the worth and health of the semiprozine field uninformed and even a little insulting at times. To help address this, I have invited several people involved with semiprozines to join me in providing content for a new blog at semiprozine.org.

Our goal is to be both educational and informational. We’ll be featuring specific venues, providing current news, and offering some of our opinions on the state of the field as well as the Best Semiprozine Hugo. If all goes well, we hope to continue this site as a central source of news from/about semiprozines, even past the current Hugo issues… win or lose.

If you run a semiprozine that we have not yet listed in our directory, please let me know. I’d be more than happy to add you to the list and have you participate in whatever way you are comfortable with. We’re nothing without our authors and other contributors, so if any of you would like to contribute to the discussion, that would be great too.