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

helix-lack-professionalism-show-you-it.jpg

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.

Continue reading