Contracts Signed On Two New Analog Pieces

Yesterday, I signed the contracts on the two new Analog pieces I reported on last month. The first is a short story, “The Negative Impact of Climate Change On the Unusual Beasts of the World.” This is one of the stories that I read at Capclave in October. The second is a guest editorial that I was commissioned to write for the magazine. At this point, I have no idea when either will be appearing. Typically, their lead time is about 8-9 months, unless they are filling a spot. That would put my story in the July issue time-frame (which comes out in late April 2013), but this is just a guess on my part. When I have more information, I’ll let you know.

I still get goosebumps when I think that I’ve sold things to Analog. I can remember as if were yesterday, those days in my junior year in college when I first decided to be a science fiction writer, imagining what it might be like to sell a story to Analog. It was a thrill just to think about, on par with imagining what it would be like to solo in a plane. And now I’ve sold to them not once but three times. And I did end up soloing in a plane, too, back when I got my private pilot license. The day I got my license was a remarkable one, but the day I sold to Analog was better.

And for my paperless friends, I was asked to sign and return two copies of the contracts. When I sold my first story to Analog in 2010, I think I printed the contract, signed it, and put it in the mail. This time around, I inquired as to whether I could sign and email the contracts back, instead of printing them out and putting them in the mail. That was perfectly acceptable, which is what you might expect from a science fiction magazine. I really am trying to remain as paper-free as I can manage.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

4 thoughts on “Contracts Signed On Two New Analog Pieces

  1. I really am trying to remain as paper-free as I can manage.

    You really are the Evernote evangelist.

    And, again, congratulations. 🙂

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