Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Necrotic Tissue shutting down

From R. Scott McCoy at the Stygian Publications blog:

I've decided to shut down Necrotic Tissue. There are a lot of reasons, but the main one is financial. I've always known that NT would never be a huge moneymaker, but I did hope that I could at least make it self-sustaining. It hasn't, and I can't continue to take the loss.

Stygian Publications, which is my publishing company, will remain open and I still plan on doing one or two projects a year.

I want to thank everyone that has supported NT over the years by sending us stories and buying subscriptions. Despite the fact that I couldn't reach the financial goal, I don't feel that NT failed. It is an excellent product and I am immensely proud of the issues we've put out.

I've decided to end NT with the upcoming issue #14, coming out in April. All of the writers that submitted stories to us in January will be getting them back. I only made the decision last week, and I'm sorry I held on to those stories. I hope those writers will find other homes for them.

I am considering putting out a Best of Necrotic Tissue later in the year. It isn't a done deal, but if the writers want to be a part of it, I would like to put it out.

Unlike other magazine closings I've seen in the past, all the writers will get paid and get their contributor copies. All of the subscribers are also going to get a refund for issues they haven't received. It may take me until May to get all the subscribers their money back, but they will all get refunds.

Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to share your stories and make something that brought me so much joy.


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D.L. Snell writes with Permuted Press. He edited Dr. Kim Paffenroth twice, John Dies at the End once, and provided a constructive critique to Joe McKinney on his next major novel after Dead City. You can shoot D.L. Snell in the head at www.exit66.net.

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Conda Douglas said...

Sigh. I sold NT a couple of stories and love their t-shirts! I just found your blog via Sandra Seaman's and will visit often.

D.L. Snell said...

Yeah, it's unfortunate NT has to shut down. I met R. Scott McCoy at Horror Realm. Nice guy.

Thanks for following my blog!