Monday, October 08, 2007

A couple of markets closing down

I'm changing two of the links in the sidebar to "defunct." First a couple of weeks ago I received an email from Spinning Whorl editor that he was shutting down the magazine and associated projects. I'll leave the link up for now--it gives an email address, so if you want to order issue #3, which has my story, or one of the other issues, you can see if he has copies left. The former editor, Samuel Tinnianow, has a blog chronicling life after getting an MFA in creative writing.

The other market apparently shutting down is Mytholog. I can't find anything stating that on the actual site (and as that means archives are still up, including my "Turtle Car" story from last fall, I won't be deactivating the link), but Ralan's lists it as "closed by editor."

2 comments:

Paul Abbamondi said...

Grrr, that really stinks. Markets closing down is sometimes inevitable, but for it to be out of the blue and without any explanation/contact is frustrating. You have my sympathy.

Daniel Ausema said...

Well, it wasn't that I had a story pending with either venue, so I wouldn't necessarily expect a notification. It is odd about Mytholog though--they just put up their new issue, and I'm a 'subscriber' (which simply means that I get an email when their new issues go up). So I'm just curious, is all.

I think you just had a place close that had a story pending, right? Grimoire, was it? That's worse. I've had that with a couple of places in the past, three stories with two places, of which only one has sold elsewhere.