My editing schedule is currently full for September, but I still have room for new projects in October and November, so please email me if your draft will ready for editing around this time and I’ll pencil you in! However, I’m just about to jump on my bike and ride from Berlin to Copenhagen, so if you send me a query I won’t be able to reply until after September 15. Until then, I’ll be busy riding my ass off, camping who-knows-where, and hopefully reading a lot of SFF (the Kindle is fully loaded). See you in two weeks. 🙂
Great short stories and great jokes have a lot in common. Both depend on what communication-theorists sometimes call “exformation,” which is a certain quantity of vital information removed from but evoked by a communication in such a way as to cause a kind of explosion of associative connections within the recipient. This is probably why the effect of both short stories and jokes often feels sudden and percussive, like the venting of a long-stuck valve.