I've recently started submitting my work again. I've been in a rut for a while as far as submitting goes. I was doing The World in the Satin Bag (which you can find all the links to the semi-edited, experimental form on the right hand side), and that was all I was doing. I didn't do much other writing. But I'm writing other stuff now. Yes, I am still working on The Spellweaver of Dern, the sequel to The World in the Satin Bag. I really hate that word 'sequel' in reference to WISB though. I think I'll simply call it the 'other half to an epic'. In any case, I am working on it. Mostly my brain is milling it around in my head. I want to have a better idea of what happens this time around so I can keep focus. I also need to go back to WISB and find all the plot points that I need to close up and figure out if I can do that in one novel or if I will have to do a third. In essence, I know what is 'going' to happen in the beginning, but not beyond that.
So, I'm writing other stuff, and I have two submissions out as you can see on the side there. In submitting, however, I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I recently subscribed to Analog, and have bought the most recent issues of Neo-Opsis, Shimmer, Andromeda Spaceways, ON Spec, and Apex to give them a try (since I am not familiar with any of them on a personal basis). Analog I expect to like again since I have some 20 years or so worth of back issues going as far back as the early 60's. I was subscribed once before but when my cancer hit I didn't have much energy to do anything other than sleep. The others are basically testers. I have high hopes for Shimmer, since I've read it is good, and Neo-Opsis sounds interesting. I've seen a lot of stuff about Andromeda Spaceways and ON Spec, but Apex I'm somewhat unfamiliar with, though it looks to be of quality.
What other magazines are there that I should be reading though? I wanted to test out F&SF and Asimov's, but their stupid site is so hard to navigate I couldn't seem to find a place to order the current issue direct in print format. I have problems reading on the computer--real reading I mean. I know I can print stuff out, but I would rather have a real copy in my hands.
But what other magazines are out there? What are you reading? What do you recommend? I want to broaden my horizons here and find some new reading experiences in short fiction! (Doesn't matter if it's not in the USA. UK, AU, wherever, it's fine)