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Stacey Janssen

Managing Editor:
Dave Noonan


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  • Bluejack
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Publisher: Bluejack

March, 2009 : Editorial:

Branching Out and Moving Forward

Welcome to March!

While I'd love to be able to tell you that the shirt contest entries are now available for your voting pleasure, the response to our call for entries was rather underwhelming—two contestants does not a real contest make. Don't fret, though! We've been working on a few designs ourselves this month and, while they aren't yet ready to go, you can expect to see them up at our Café Press store very soon.

Speaking of voting, the readers have chosen! Last month's Readers' Poll showed that most of you would like to see us continue to publish on a monthly schedule, and so we shall. While we won't be having a poll for this month's issue, you can expect another one next month and, hopefully, the months that follow. You can also expect a few more great changes like the ones we've introduced over the last few months.

Also, for those of you that haven't heard yet, IROSF has new real estate! If you haven't been over to Red Rocket Station yet, you're missing out on some great conversations and the chance to connect and interact with many others in the SF/F world. With just over 200 members so far, there's still time to be one of the first, so come join the crew!

As a final note, the observant reader will notice that we are running a piece of fiction this month. No, we are NOT accepting fiction submissions now. This is a one-time-only deal, intended to raise cancer awareness (and funds!). You'll notice a different donate button both above our own on the left and in the short story, "Off Season at Jay Lake." All donations made will go toward cancer research.

Coincidentally—and, I think, very appropriately—this month I will be remembering my father's anniversary. Eleven years ago this month, he died of pancreatic cancer only three months after we discovered that he had it. I was fourteen years old. This is one reason why I am personally very interested in this month's special feature. I know that everybody's wallets are hurting right now, but if you can spare so much as a single dollar, you can help save a life.

And now, to end on an up-beat, here's something cool!

Copyright © 2009, Stacey Janssen. All Rights Reserved.

About Stacey Janssen

Stacey was born and raised in Southern California. She worked dispatch for several years before moving to Seattle in 2006, and graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Creative Writing in 2009. She now writes video game content by day. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Review of Science Fiction.


Mar 6, 04:47 by Bluejack
Comment below!
Mar 6, 07:45 by Bluejack
Oh, and by the way, for those of you who are joining Red Rocket Station, feel free to post your thoughts here, in case you think other IROSF readers might find your perspective interesting.
Mar 6, 19:35 by Juliette Wade
I'm really enjoying Red Rocket Station. Lots of interesting people to talk to about the things that interest me! And lots of means of self-expression too, what with the blogs, the chat, and the discussions. I'm glad you all started it.
Mar 6, 21:14 by Bill Spangler
On behalf of those of us who only had Bill Murray singing "Nothing but Star Wars..." in our memories, thank you for posting "John Williams Is the Man." A much-needed laugh.

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