Homeless Moon, a group blog of young, promising writers, has released their first publication, sliding down the slippery slope towards becoming full-time publishers.
From their website:
The five Odyssey grads who make up The Homeless Moon join together like a piecemeal mutant Voltron to bring you a cache of eclectic genre fiction.
Michael J. DeLuca, “Construction-Paper Moon”
Jason S. Ridler, “Impracticable Dreams”
Scott H. Andrews, “Colonized”
Erin Hoffman, “The Recurrence of Orpheus”
Justin Howe, “Welcome to Foreign Lands”
You can learn more about the contributors at their website. I first became aware of the group because I had received high-quality submissions from a bunch of them. The current issue of Electric Velocipede has a poem from Erin Hoffman in it and she'll have a story in the magazine next year.
But it was Erin's post about an open-source speculative fiction model that caught my (and others) attention about this group. A lot of what Erin said in this post is what's happening here at Tor. If you go check out her post, make sure to read the comments; there's some great thoughts happening down in there, too. This is a group of very smart, forward-thinking writers. I bet the chapbook will be fantastic.
I won't be at Readercon this weekend, so I sent them $1 to get a copy. I've downloaded the PDF, and I'll give a review of it next week.