There’s a new online SF magazine coming to town. It’s called Waylines and it’s being put together by David Rees-Thomas and Darryl Knickrehm, both based in Hyogo, Japan.
Waylines is doing the kick start thing, raising funds from SF readers, philanthropists and people like us, and the kick start page is here.
With ten days of the campaign left, Waylines is about halfway to their bare bones financial target.
As publications of all kinds are under pressure in the current market place, opportunities for writers to publish with professional outlets are few, and Waylines hopes to offer competitive rates to contributors — but much depends on the fundraising drive.
Waylines will offer science fiction and speculative fiction and will also carry films from independent makers. There will be a site and a downloadable digital version of the magazine.
The launch is in January 2013 but we can see the provisional site here.
Editor David has spent a number of years as managing editor of Ideomancer magazine, is a graduate of the Clarion West Workshop and has spent lots of time energetically networking in the SF community to bring us stories from some of SF’s brightest minds so Waylines is something to look forward to.
Co-founder Darryl has created the Waylines website and all graphics and illustration associated with it. He will also be contributing illustrations for upcoming stories. Darryl has long experience with the visual arts, including film making, and brings that expertise to Waylines to make it something a little different from other online magazines.
So that’s Waylines, online for SF.