So long, and thanks…

So long, and thanks…

That was it–the last task. The curtain just came down on my time as Assistant Editor at Lightspeed.

I am so grateful to the John Joseph Adams who I had only just met, who thought I was a pretty good podtern on Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, and as a result gave me the opportunity to learn from him and be a part of what has become an undeniably strong magazine.

I’m so glad I got to know Lightspeed staff mates Jordan London, Andrea Kail, Molly Tanzer, LaShawn Wanak, and Erin Stocks through the magazine–and I was so very happy to get to work with my friends Robyn Lupo, Andrew Liptak, Sandra Wickham, John Remy, Andy Romine, Carole Moleti, Jeremy Tolbert, and Alan Smale. And indirectly, my BFF Wendy Wagner, Assistant Editor at Fantasy Magazine.

I got to interview some amazing writers for the Author Spotlights, one of whom ended up writing our wedding ceremony a year later! (Thanks again, Vylar Kaftan!) I am particularly grateful to Ken Liu, Jake Kerr, and Shelly Li, for letting me muck with their words.

I brushed pixels here and there with many other people through Lightspeed–readers, writers, slushers, colleagues from other magazines, and my life is better for having you in it. I am so glad to know you all.

I don’t know what else to say. A toast, then, with thanks and love: To Lightspeed.

One thought on “So long, and thanks…

  1. This is a huge loss for Lightspeed, but a huge win for Christie Yant readers. Bittersweet, for sure!

    Thanks for making me look better than I deserve. Think you can continue to do that in some kind of unofficial way? :)

    Can’t wait to read everything you have coming in 2012. A toast, then, with thanks and love: To Christie!

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