Good Morning, All:
There appears to have been a misunderstanding of some sort, and so I feel that I need to take a moment here to clarify myself. Some have thought, because I posted last year about delays on my part in releasing issues, that I wasn’t taking submissions for the fanzine at all. Nothing could be farther from the truth, but I can see where some may have gotten that impression.
Just to make it official, I am always looking for submissions for the Stellar Reaches fanzine. While my ability to work on the fanzine is limited at times, I determine when I need to do so based on the amount of submissions I have received. If I do not get any submissions, I tend to assume that no one wants to submit anything, and perhaps that they are no longer interested in Stellar Reaches. Therefore, if you want to contribute to the fanzine, please feel free to do so AT ANY TIME.
Once I have enough submissions to make a solid PDF for the fans, I start putting together the next issue, and typically post something here to let everyone know we’re a month out. This allows existing contributors a chance to check their submitted work and send me updates if they wish to revise anything. Also, it gives those last-minute submitters a chance to send in that article they’ve been working on in their scant free time. I slowly put everything together over the course of a weekend or two, and finally set about posting the next issue and making all the proper announcements.
Remember, the trigger for me to start working on the next issue comes when I have enough submissions from people that I feel we can move forward with a good, strong release. So, I think it bears repeating that I am always looking for new Stellar Reaches submissions.
Finally, some of you may be aware that I am also going to start releasing new Traveller products under the forthcoming Traveller SRD through my publishing imprint, Samardan Press. Rest assured that you still retain the copyright and ownership of any submission you make to me for Stellar Reaches, and it will not be used in any form or fashion as part of a Samardan Press Traveller product without your explicit permission. If you are interested in seeing your product published for profit, please feel free to contact me privately about such matters, and I would be happy to discuss the matter with you, as such business is unrelated to the service we together provide the Traveller community through the Stellar Reaches fanzine.
Thank You For Your Time,
Jason “Flynn” Kemp
Editor, Stellar Reaches fanzine