Summary of a Train Wreck: Helix Speculative Fiction Magazine’s Sordid Bigotry and Blunders


Is it worth it to submit to some place or other in the mere hopes of publication?

As the worms turned up from Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly‘s recent wankery show, sometimes it is decidedly not.

Come with me as we explore a trail of

  • racism, bigotry, and rejection letters;
  • the acts of nonprofessional spewage from an editor of a Hugo-nominated semi-prozine;
  • what happens when your contract with your publisher is not well-examined;
  • and how to deal with the blatant wankery.

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