One reason why I (Sara) don’t put too much stock in long term plans is that some of the best parts of my life have happened with very little advance plotting. This site is one. How could I have ever planned to encounter that one tweet that sparks an “I could do this” thought that leads to a “let’s do this” FB post that leads to finding a new friend and co-conspirator (Sarah). How could I have ever known when we kicked things off for real in the middle of September, that by the end of the year we would be hosting 25 reviewers reviewing nearly 30 magazines and journals as well as a number of anthologies and serials.
Since September 15 we have published over 80 reviews of short science fiction/fantasy/speculative stories, and had more than 5,000 hits on the blog. We’ve got another 110 reviews in the publishing queue, and to keep up with them all, we’re tentatively moving to a twice-per-day schedule starting next month. There is so much short fiction out there to read, and I’m sure I speak for all the reviewers when I say how much fun we’re having reading it. But there’d be no point in reading it and writing about it if there weren’t also readers out there for reviews, and not just stories. So, thank you all for reading, for sharing, for tweeting, for commenting, and for supporting us. Onwards and upwards! To aleph-naught and beyond! Ad astra per aspera! Bring on 2018!