Here's the proof, hot out of the mailbox.
This is the January/February issue. It will probably be on sale on or around December 21st.
The printed version that's isn't quite my original submission, but it's extremely close. I spotted a couple of small editorial substitutions and one minor infelicity. Needless to say, I am heartbroken and outraged and convinced that my dignity has been stolen and . . . oh, wait, none of that's true.
The Ellery Queen website shows the links to order the digital version of the magazine from Amazon, B&N, etc.--or to subscribe to the physical edition, which no doubt would thrill the editor. There are still a few old-school vendors that carry physical copies, including the iconic (but endangered) Out of Town News in Harvard Square and (hooray!) the much-loved A. J. Hastings in Amherst. It looks like you could also order single issues online from Magzter.
By the way, two people deserve special thanks.
One is, of course, my wife. I know that sounds conventional, but it is literally true that there is no significant part or plot point or development in "The Adventure of the Disguised Passenger" that I didn't talk over with Robin.
The other is the lovely and talented Mr. Steve Hockensmith, who:
- Gave me the inspiration in the first place;
- Permitted me to shamelessly
stealappropriate characters he'd created;
- Read the manuscript and gave it his seal of approval; and
- Suggested a suitable publication/editor.