I should really pay more attention to what’s happening in Dutch fiction. For the story I’m working on, I contacted the public information service of the Amsterdam police force for details on how they handle 112 calls* and homicide scenes. After a few weeks, I received an extensive reply from one of their detectives. I…

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Lest the encouraging message from the Dark Wisdom assistant editor rise to my head, Sheila Williams of Asimov’s Science Fiction sent a form rejection letter for ‘Diamond Sharks’. She took her time about it, too: while their own guidelines claim a return time of about 5 weeks, I’d been waiting 4 months for a response….

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