The news that Kit Reed had died came to me from her daughter Kate Maruyama on the morning of September 24. Kit was a wonderful person, author, and friend. When I can find the right words, I'll write more about her for the magazine. In the meantime, I can say that I am so proud to have known her and to have had the opportunity to publish her biting, imaginative, satiric, and marvelous stories. Her last tale, "Disruption in the Produce Aisle," appears in our current issue (the slightly spooky October/September issue). In his column at SFRevu, Samuel J Tomaino called it, "A wild, wonderful story. The sort we have come to expect of Kit Reed." And we did. And we were very much rewarded for our expectations. I've spent hours and hours in conversation with Kit. I will miss her fiction, but much more than that, I will miss her company. —Sheila Williams
The Rona Jaffe Foundation announces the award, given to six emerging women writers, at the Lotos Club in Manhattan. Read more.
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The Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Announces Winners. Read more.
Thanks to the diligence of one of our fantastic contributors, Eugene Mirabelli, Asimov’s is now being accepted as a publication credit for the comprehensive Directory of Poets & Writers. The details.
A shout out to our winners! Read about it.