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.

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