Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Horizon: the editor's blog

Since it's some months until the first issue of Horizon Review- due out this September - I thought it might be nice to keep people up-to-date with how the magazine is shaping up.

To that end, Chris Hamilton-Emery at Salt Publishing has created an editor's blog for me which I'll be hoping to update as regularly as possible.

I'll still be posting here on my personal writing blog, no worries there!

But if you're interested in the ins-and-outs of what it's like, putting together and launching a new online lit-mag, the editor's blog at Horizon Review might be worth the occasional look.

8 comments:

Andrew Philip said...

Blimey, Jane, with multiple blogs, editing, a family and Poets on Fire, how on earth do you still find the time and energy to write?!

Jane Holland said...

Good question. And the simple answer is, I have cloned myself to maximise work time available.

Jane Poet writes in the corner, Jane Blogger hits the computer, and Jane Scrubber does the housework and childcare.

There are a few other Janes too, but we won't go into that. ;)

Anonymous said...

Please could I have your cloning instructions? After seeing last week's episode of Dr Who, I thought it may be possible to graft extra brains onto the single body (though carrying them round in the hand seems a little wasteful when an excellent hat could be easily designed for the purpose) but I'm willing to go with cloning as a way forward.

Jane Holland said...

I could tell you, but then I'd have to clone you. I mean, kill you.

I never liked the Ood. Bunch of thwarted Enya fans, if their singing's anything to go by. And why do they appear to have haemorrhoids dangling from their mouths?

Just too gross for words. Bring back the Daleks, for god's sake.

Anonymous said...

I didn't have you down as an ... okay, I can't call you an alienist as this was an early name for a psychotherapist and 'Oodist' sounds like a follower of the Ood religion ... so what the devil are you madam? Keep your clones.

JANE HOLLAND said...

I wouldn't exactly describe myself as an anti-Oodist. I'm sure they're okay in ones and twos. But the problem with these huge set-pieces on DW is they tend to go over-board on the extras or CGI aliens.

In less techie days, three or four aliens in green foil milling about during shooting, then running round the back of the cameras and milling about again from the other side was the accepted method of establishing a 'crowd of aliens' scene.

Now, we have to enjoy a cast of hundreds, just because we can, without considering whether the best use of screen time is a tired five minute sequence - which seems to last forever - of people and/or aliens dramatically falling about everywhere and dying, whilst DW and his assistant attempt to find the appropriate button to save them all.

At least Daleks came in different colours. Like giant pepperpot-shaped i-Pods.

Ms Baroque said...

Clone me, as they say. I wish. You're tagged, check it out...

JANE HOLLAND said...

Admit it. This 'tagged' business means more blogging work for me, doesn't it?

Can you get a brain tumour from being online all day?

So far this month, I seem to have been online almost every waking moment. When I've not been washing, cooking, cleaning, caring, chiding, driving, reading, writing, bathrooming - that's my attempt at being polite - or sleeping, that is.

You'll notice there was no sex in that list. Well, the perpetual blogger has to cut corners somewhere ...