Warren Lapine is relaunching the magazine Fantastic Stories as a webzine. He’ll be opening in late May to submissions and he says he’ll be paying $.15 per word — with a maximum of $500 — for original stories.
In the meantime he’s putting together a pair of online anthologies. In March he said he was seeking reprints for those. I sent him a pair, “Hopscotch and Hottentots” - which was published in a very small mag - and the flash story that ran in Daily Science-Fiction in 2012, “Double Exposure”. I got word from him yesterday via email that he’ll be taking both; that’s its good news to start the week.
Warren owned Fantastic Books back in 2009 when he published my first collection, “Fantastic Texas”. It’s good to be back on board with him.