Warren Ellis leads us to some detailed discussions on the state of the scifi mags, linking off into further discussions of how to do online scifi mags. Feel free not to draw any conclusions between my last post and this one.
My first attempts at real writing were either a MacGyver script involving a hijacked nuclear sub or some sort of college-aged Ellery Queen knock-off which I foolishly submitted to the Ellery Queen short-story magazine. It's all a bit of a blur, jammed in between physics and my second attempt at passing Differential Equations. But at the very least, I feel a seminal connection to the anthology style mystery magazine, in whatever format. They made for good reading when I was on the road. Weirdly, though, I never went for the sci-fi ones. No idea why.
No point to the post except to lead to the discussions, and link so I can refer to them when I attempt the various insane Creative Commons project I hacked out with some friends over the summer. We'll see if it's parallel or perpendicular to the ideas described.