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Kimota Resurrected as Kzine; Good Vibrations To Be Published

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Way back in 2001 I sold an early SF story called Good Vibrations to a UK magazine called Kimota. I was delighted about it at the time : Kimota was a market I really wanted to crack. Not long after, though, Kimota folded. I don't think it had anything to do with my story appearing there ...
But the magazine was much missed. That's why I was delighted to learn just recently it is to be brought back to life. It is metamorphosing into Kzine, a Kindle-based eZine. Seems there are a few SF magazines popping back up over here. Is there a resurgence in speculative short fiction?

Anyway, Graeme Hurry, the man behind Kzine, also announced plans to publish an anthology of Kimota stories in a new anthology to support the setting up of Kzine. And Good Vibrations is to be there! w00t. It's kind of an odd story but I was very pleased with it at the time. Here's the opening line :

Mark E Moon put his empty pint glass down onto the bar, looked up at the barman and said, "So, what year have we reached?"

Fortunately Graeme recalled the story too :

I must say I found your story unique when it came in ... glad to have published it.
I'll let you have more details of the Kzine anthology when I know them.

Meanwhile they are already accepting submissions. Details on the web site. I shall definitely send them something. Payments, I see, "will be based on subscriptions and story length but cannot be determined in advance."


  1. Wow, that's awesome, congratulations!

    That's one of the best things about new technology. A whole group of people who might otherwise not bother to read are picking up Kindles and Nooks, and iPads, and READING.

    Now there's going to be ezines? Sweet:)

  2. Brilliant news and another published and re-published story of yours!!! Well done you!! I hope that whatever payment you get will inclued VAT!!! :-) Take care

  3. Thanks Words Crafter! Yes, eZines do sound like a great idea. I'm sure they're the future.

  4. Old Kitty,

    Thanks - definitely a good start to the year. The VAT would be good!

  5. Congratulations! That's great news!

  6. Golden Eagle,

    Indeed! Well worth submitting to I'd say ...


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