For those who don’t know, On Spec is a pretty venerable publication. Founded in 1989, it is Canada’s longest-running and most successful speculative fiction magazine, and it has a slightly different taste in its fiction to some of the American publications that dominate the market — something which:
a) I suspect helped me find a market for Ashwright, and
b) is just delightful, because I’ve really enjoyed reading their magazine so far.
It’s also the first time I’ve had a story published which is in a native print magazine. My earlier works all appeared in an electronic-only format, at least until one appeared in a Print-On-Demand anthology. But if I was to have picked a story to first make it into a print magazine, it would have been this one — for various reasons — and so this makes me doubly happy.
Really looking forward to getting my hands on my own copy, so I can read the stories that it’s keeping company!