- For one thing, Electric Spec is a great little ezine with a very good reputation and plenty of hits (yes, we're talking many thousands). Authors in our issues don't have to worry about self-promotion; promotion is all taken care of.
- Readers love free stories. Readers will read and enjoy your stories, and that can lead to name recognition the next time you submit a story or novel somewhere. And you can post the story link on your homepage, email it to your parents, etc. :)
- We do significant editing. For almost all our stories, we edit. This usually consists of cleaning up minor spelling and grammar issues and shortening the work. For whatever reason, authors rarely start the story when it starts--if you get my meaning. Often stories also include extraneous bits which we get rid of. One of us editors even has the nickname The Slasher--it's not me.
- Insert-your-reason-here. I'm sure there are some other good reasons to submit to Electric Spec. Feel free to mention them in the comments. :)
I know it's hard to believe, but the submission deadline for the first issue of 2012, February 28, is fast approaching. Said deadline will be midnight January 15, 2012. So, get your stories in if you want to be considered for the next issue.
Good luck and thanks for submitting!