That said: I have news. I just received my contributor's copies of the August 2010 issue of Realms of Fantasy and it's got me! If you are saying to yourself: yes Ian, that's how contributor's copies work, then good--two points for you.
I'm the lead story, which is super-dang, with an accompanying illustration by Eric Fortune which is just awesome. Seriously, they told me it was a great illustration but that painting is no small amount of brilliant. Check out some of his other stuff at www.ericfortune.com
This issue should be on the newstands any day now. You can easily get a copy from Indigo or Bakka Books. You can also check out the Realms website at www.rofmag.com. "Super. Family." is a long short-story, 10,000 words, so you get plenty of bang for your Ian Keeling buck. Plus, three other wicked stories (and one's a zombie story, hey, hey, hey) and lots of great art and more. Grab your copy now or the zombies will.