06 March 2012

Basking in the Afterglow

Ah. Isn't it great? The Electric Spec staff, artist, and authors are no doubt basking in the afterglow of a job well done. I'm talking, of course, about our recent February 29,2012 Electric Spec Issue! It's chock-full of stories and features and all kinds of good stuff. (Check it out if you haven't already!) I've been hearing a lot of positive feedback, including some questions about how the heck we get from our production meeting to publication so quickly. The short answer is: divide and conquer. We divide up all the publication tasks amongst the staff. Personally, after I edit the stories I've been assigned, I pull in the authors and get them to proofread the final version. Invariably the new format puts the story in a new light and they find things. That touches upon another invaluable tool in our arsenal: our content management system (CMS). A previous author set us up with a crackerjack CMS that makes publication almost a breeze. So, thanks, again, to everyone who helped out.

What's your favorite story in the issue?

In the meantime, I'm sorry to say, we've started in on the slush for the May 31, 2012 issue.

I guess there's no rest for the wicked...


Martin Willoughby said...

If there's no rest for the wicked, you must have your feet up all the time.

I liked the Greek God story. Made me chuckle at the end.

lesleylsmith said...

Thanks, Martin!