Back in 2003, my short story "Crowd Control" appeared in the anthology Strange Pleasures 2, edited by John Grant and Dave Hutchinson. It was a tale of virtual reality written pre-Matrix which used Alice in Wonderland metaphors in a narrative about freedom vs. control. It even had a kind of "bullet time" in it. As one of the vary rare short stories I've ever written, I'm somewhat proud of it.
Now, I'm happy to report that it has found new life in the pages of the Greek science fiction and comic book magazine, 9. The Greek language version of "Crowd Control" appears in issue 263 (8/03/05). "Crowd Control" has found a home in a number of foreign language markets, as well as an English language German magazine, but 9 is the first to appear. This is particularly gratifying to me, as I grew up amid the Greek community in my home town in Alabama - my first night of intoxication was on Ouzo - and I can now ask some old friends to translate it back for me! Also, 9's Editorial Secretary Anna Boviatsi extends an invitation to all my "fellow authors" to contribute. They appear to be weekly and are looking for science fiction stories (no fantasy or horror) between 2,000 and 4,5000 words - 9,000 if they can split it into two or three installments. I should say that my short dealings with them have been most professional. My three contributor's copies arrived promptly and in good condition, and the check, though it hasn't materialized yet, promises to be most adequate. 9's contact information and submission guidelines appear here on this wonderful foreign market list.