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Fortean Bureau closes

I have discovered, with sadness, that the Fortean Bureau is closing to submissions. Jeremy talks in his blog about the chore of going through 60 to 80 manuscripts a month, and although he doesn't mention money per se, running a paying zine is obviously a financial burden as well.

From the writer's point of view, this is a sad thing. FB was a great publication to have around. They published two stories of mine, including the first story I ever sold for money, and another story that got a suggestion for the Nebula. I'll always be grateful to Jeremy for that.

Still, as a former slush reader, I undertand where he's coming from. It's a major effort to edit and publish a zine, that soaks up money and time and only pays back in warm feelings. Many well-intentioned webzine publishers come and go. Jeremy and FB stuck around much longer than most, and deserve the thanks of all of us for that.



meaning: urge, encourage

推奨 == suishou == (noun) praise, recommendation
奨学生 == shougakusei == (noun) scholarship student

'Confused etymology' per Henshall. Its current elements are 'big/great' (大) and 'command' (将). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Urged on by great commander.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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