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Editorial Matters - May 2016 by Gayle Surrette
Cover Artist: Photo & Design by Ernest Lilley
SFRevu *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM052016
Date: 01 May 2016

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Welcome to the May issue. I hope you enjoy it. We've got a variety of books in the genre reviewed to help you pick the new additions to your TBR pile. If you don't find anything interesting there, check out our US Books column where we list all the books that have arrived in our office and are being published this month.

Sam Tomaino has reviewed a slew of print and online magazines this month. You can find the list of his reviews in our Zines & Short Fiction column, with each issue listed with its Table of Contents.

As usual, we'd really like to hear from our readers. There is a response form at the end of each review, article, and this welcome message. Let us know what you think, what you'd like us to add to the magazine, and ideas and suggestions to make it more useful to our readers.

Now for our regular announcements:

Reviewers Wanted:
While we're happy to have a core of great reviewers for SFRevu, we get more books each month than we've got readers for and we'd like to have more. If you have a great desire to review SF/Fantasy for no pay but the glory of a byline, write to us at editor (at) sfrevu.com telling us a bit about yourself and send a 500 word (or so) review of a book that you have recently read (or a link to a review you have written). We should be able to get back to you within the month. (Please let us know what country you reside in -- the cost of mailing books outside the US/Canada may be an issue.)

News Column:
We have a monthly news column. If you have a news item or announcement that you think would be of interest to readers of SF, send to: editor (at) sfrevu.com.

Convention Calendar:
We'd like to maintain a convention calendar at our magazine. We've made a start. However, we don't have time to scour the Internet looking for what's happening in the SF/Fantasy arena. Please send us your convention listings. Send to: editor (at) sfrevu.com with the link to the convention website, dates of the convention, where it is held, perhaps a contact person.

Letters to the Editor(s):
We'd like to hear from you ... yes, you. What do you think of our magazine? How could we make it better? Do you like our reviews? Did you have a different opinion than our reviewer? What are your thoughts on the SF and Fantasy and their subgenres? Write to us at editor (at) sfrevu.com.

Publishers Take Note:
Material sent to us will be listed in our books-received column and may also be commented on or reviewed. With few exceptions, material not sent will not be listed or reviewed. Please send materials to SFRevu c/o Gayle Surrette, 16440 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD 20613.

We're often asked and yes, we do take small press books. Not all books we receive get reviewed but all are listed in our US Books column or UK Books column.

Media People Take Note:
It's rather difficult to review newly released DVDs or other media when we don't get a copy. So, if you'd like us to review something, send material to SFRevu c/o Gayle Surrette, 16440 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD 20613.

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