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That's right, folks - Issue 5 (HUMOR) has been released!

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As always, thank you for supporting us as we've gotten Crossed Genres off the ground. We're finally getting into a real groove, and we think the magazine's getting better and better! We'd like to hear what you think of everything we're doing: please email us at feedback@crossegenres.com.

Magazine minutiae - is anyone interested?

Since we started crossedgenres, I've told myself a number of times that I should blog the various daily minutiae involved with running the magazine. I thought I might like to have it for future reference, so countless issues from now I can look back and see what foolish fools we've been. But I haven't thus far gotten the motivation to do so.

Is anyone interested in reading about the day-to-day running of a small startup SF/F magazine, struggling to make it all work? Is it something that might be educational for those who might choose to try themselves, or for aspiring writers to see some of the logic behind the decisions we make?

Obviously there are some things (like submission details) that would never show up here, but I'd write about all the little things, like the selection and editing processes, prepping the various formats, how communications work between us and writers/artists (no names, of course), and running the whole thing on a shoestring budget. Sound intriguing to anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Crossed Genres Issue Four: CRIME is Live!

Issue Four of Crossed Genres Magazine is now live! March’s issue includes six superb Science Fiction and Fantasy CRIME stories, an interview with Private Investigator Robert Simmons, and gorgeous cover art by Sallamari Rantala.

Crossed Genres is now accepting submissions for the upcoming SciFi/Fantasy WESTERN issue. Just a reminder: Crossed Genres is now a paying market.

On April Fools Day, Crossed Genres will release its SciFi/Fantasy HUMOR issue, which includes a cover by the outstanding Alexandra Prillaman and an article by none other than Fantasy Humor legend Piers Anthony.

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Coming soon: Crossed Genres will begin offering future issues as PDFs along with the print versions. At that time, you’ll be able to purchase and download individual e-issues for only $1.99, or pay $19.99 for a full year’s subscription (the last two e-issues of your subscription are free)!

Congratulations to Megan Rose Gedris!

The webcomic I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space!, written and drawn by the talented Megan Rose Gedris (who provided the wonderful cover for Issue One of Crossed Genres) has been nominated for a 2008 AfterEllen Visibility Award for Best Graphic Novel! The AfterEllen Awards honor the best and worst of lesbian and bi visibility in entertainment. Congrats to Megan!

Voting is going on right now and LPFOS is up against some stiff competition, so support Megan and go vote for her!

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Issue # 1 of Crossed Genres has been released on the website!

The issue contains:

4 short stories
A Time of Tales by C.L. Rossman
Lion Man by Alex McNall
Golden Apples by Jeremy Zimmerman
Magic Shock by Christina Neipert

2 nonfiction articles
Common Misconceptions About Writers by author Faith Hunter
Common Misconceptions About Editors by editor David Kudler

1 Interview
Interview with author Jean Johnson

Cover - Robot & Faeries by Megan Rose Gedris
Inside #1 - Attack by E.H. Rydberg
Inside #2 - Flowercop by K.T. Holt

We are immensely pleased and proud of our inaugural issue; a great deal of blood, sweat and tears went into its formation and the results are very satisfying. Please take a look and let us know what you think!

Thank you so much to everyone who's sent submissions and queries, and all the wonderful folks who've helped us in so many ways!