You can get Lou Antonelli’s Hugo nominated short story On a Spiritual Plain for free from the Sci Phi Journal website now. Get it, read it, love it, and if you do love it, vote for it for best short story in this years Hugos.
Included in this edition of the story is the account of how “On a Spiritual Plain” came to be included on Sci Phi Journal. From my side, I read and loved the story after Lou submitted to the magazine and I was ready to buy it by the end of the first page. It would certainly be worthy of a Hugo.