Welcome to Short Fiction Roundup.
This incredibly boring page is the very early start to what’s going to be a new and more full-featured version of a site I attempted a couple years back on my personal web space (Old Short Fiction Roundup). Without the benefit of automation, however, keeping the data up-to-date became too much of a chore, and combined with a lack of time for other reasons, has led to its now permanent state of fossilization.
With a real domain, and hosted on a commercial-grade server, I hope to be able to provide enough programming automation to make most of the grunt work managable at the very least, leaving more time for providing a personal touch to the site. That’s going to take a bit of time and testing to get right, so I’ll see what I can manage in the meantime.
For now, I guess I’ll just state my modest goals for Short Fiction Roundup.
1. To be the central clearinghouse for information regarding current short fiction in the science-fiction/fantasy genre — including data, news, articles, opinions, etc.
2. To promote the sources of those stories as best we can.
3. To provide a forum for readers to express their opinions on those stories and point out any notable works or authors they think worthy.
4. To see if it’s possible to make this venture at least pay for itself, including remunerating contributors of material.
5. To have fun doing it.
I think that about covers it!