Thursday, January 4, 2018

Just an update on the anthology, etc.

So, yeah, Melusine undertook an unplanned and impromptu hiatus, one that begin as merely an extended delay, and I owe an apology to contributors and readers left waiting for the anthology and the next issue to appear.  I guess it’s one of those cases of “life happening” in a way that derails things a bit -- no one big thing, just a very consistent stream of small things.  

So that said, we are back now -- and when I say we, I do mean mostly me, and the fact that this has been a labor of love and a passion project mostly on my own part means that it depends on my energy alone, and when that energy flags, so does the project, unfortunately.  What I would like to do at this point is focus on realizing the anthology in time for the 9th anniversary of the journal’s launch this April.  Instead of a small book with an ISBN as I had considered at one point, it will be a PDF available for download on the website that will be bound and sent as a gratis copy to contributors.  It will also serve as this Spring’s online issue and probably the journal’s final issue.  

But it will be a sweet note to go out on, I think.  Looking through the quality of material we’ve been fortunate enough to publish over these years is quite exciting.  And I should note that the website will not be taken down once the journal does close its doors.  We have hosting in place and will continue to keep the site up indefinitely, so the anthology as well as all the journal’s archives will be available for the foreseeable future.  I will be in touch with contributors again soon about the anthology (even those I’d contacted earlier may have updated bios by this point.)  So, yeah, let’s do this thing.  See you in Spring.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Winter 2016 Issue Launched

Really need to check in with this blog more!  After spreading the news of the new issue's launch yesterday, I forgot to post it here.

Yes, this blog has become all but inactive, but for those who check it, just throwing out another reminder to scroll down a bit to see older reviews that we've posted here before moving the reviews back to the issues.  Even further back, there are some nonfiction pieces.  You might see something you like... Until the next issue, or news on the print anthology, which is now under way again, happy reading!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Winter/Spring '15 is Live!

If you're reading this, you're probably already aware that we have a new issue, and that you can find it here:

Melusine 7.1

If you're not, then you just learned something new!  That's what life is all about.

I do hope this blog will eventually be repurposed for something other than redundant announcements of new issues, like the proposed highlights series of the best from our past issues, but until that time, you might enjoy scrolling down through the previous pages of this blog and reading my reviews of recent books.  On that note, reviews are once again being featured in the journal itself, and if you write reviews, please send us some.  We don't have the time we wish we had to write them these days, but we love to publish them.

Happy (wintry, for some of us) spring. May a springier spring arrive soon!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Winter/Spring 2014 issue

Our Winter/Spring issue, Volume 6.1, our 11th issue in all, is finally live!

It includes what I think are some awesome poems and stories, as well as reviews of two great new poetry books.  I also really love the cover art by Samy Sfoggia.

Check it out here:

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Re: The New Issue, Good News and Bad News

The good news:  Our Fall/Winter issue will not be coming out in May this year.  This is an improvement over last year!

The bad news:  The new issue is not out yet, as you may have noticed.  However...

... it will most likely be launching this month, probably around mid-month.  (January, not May.)  Our editor, who knows she needs to recruit an editorial staff, like yesterday, is adjusting to the time demands of motherhood, although she has another human being in need of mothering due to arrive in March.  That is one reason she has every intention of making sure the new issue launches before then!  Contributors should be hearing from her soon with their proofs.  Thanks again for your patience.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Raise for Women Challenge

Melusine readers, if you have the ability, please consider participating in The Raise for Women Challenge on crowdrise that is being sponsored by The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and the Half the Sky Movement.  (Half the Sky is a heartbreaking but beautiful film.)  There are a large number of fundraisers to choose from that are all very worthy and necessary.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

And... It's Here!

Please welcome Melusine's latest edition, 5.1, Spring/Summer 2013: