Warren Ellis isn’t paying attention.

I'm a fan of Warren Ellis: his comics, his novels, his blogging. The guy is a genre entertainment machine. But he frustrates me with his misunderstanding of the state of SF/F/Horror short fiction zines. Here he is ruminating about the failed rebirth of NEW WORLDS: "NEW WORLDS was never a nostalgic enterprise. But, perhaps, publishing…

You must be a great reader to be a good writer

One of my mantras is that in order to be a good writer you need to be a great reader. Maybe this is not true for everyone, but for a great many I would venture that it is. I always encourage short fiction authors to try and stay current with their favorite zines. You'll get…