Sunday, September 18, 2011

Doesn't It Figure?

Just received this email from The Absent Willow Review:

To our readers,
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the Absent Willow Review will be closing its doors. Our last issue will be published on October 16, two weeks before our three year anniversary. It has been an amazing run and we are honored to have worked with so many talented authors and artists. To say that this was a hard decision would be an understatement. We would also like to thank you all for your support and encouragement over the last three years. It certainly made a difference and encouraged us to keep our doors open for as long as we did.

With that being said, our last issue on October 16 will include all stories which have been accepted by us for publication. The site will remain open until December 1st.

Keep Writing!
Kind Regards,
Rick & Bob
The Editors 

 Awesome. The most respected market I've been published in will only feature my story for less than three months before it closes its doors forever.


  1. I saw this today, and I thought of you, Joe. Man, that sucks.

  2. Yep, I got that email too. Great shame. If it's any consolation, it means they'll never consider my submission to them - so you've done better than me!

  3. Haha! I should have them make a plaque: "JOE WUZ HERE; SIMON WUZINT"

  4. Stinks, mos def. But now you can sub it around as a reprint. (I've had to do the same with recent Flash Me Magazine and Linger Fiction pubs.)