Welkin Magazine Has Indefinitely Paused

Sad news on the fantastic front. Over the past year, we’ve been seeing some good things come from Welkin Magazine and they’ve shown a lot of potential. Unfortunately, due to time and financial constraints, Welkin Magazine has had to close its doors for the time being. Hopefully, this is only temporary. The publishing industry is a cruel mistress and I suspect that we’re going to be down another fantasy magazine from this news. Here is what their editor, J. McKenzie Nalley, has had to say about the closure:

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past year and a half. Our subscribers, readers, authors, illustrators, our fans cheering from the sidelines—thank you all for your passionate love of literature, for being the kinds of people who stop to wonder at and be moved by all the tiny mysteries of the world. It was our goal to give voice to those of you with vibrant and vital new perspectives, but unfortunately we’ll have to take a pause from that work.

Running a literary magazine is hard work, requiring an incredible amount of time, energy, and, if you believe (as we do) that authors and illustrators also deserve to be paid and that good art has genuine, concrete value, money. The amount of money, time, and energy required for this magazine to persist has surpassed what I can reasonably provide, so we will be temporarily, though indefinitely, pausing. I hesitate to say permanently closing, as I love this magazine and the people who contribute to and read it, and after some time back at the drawing board to see if it can be sustainable, I would love to see it reopen some day.

However, for the foreseeable future, we will not be reading submissions or publishing new material. The website will remain active, and the published pieces will remain available, but going forward our (digital) doors are sadly shut.

J. McKenzie Nalley

Via: Welkin Magazine.

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