Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Bit of a shocker

Last week the editor of Australian magazine Yours contacted me to say they were making changes at the magazine and would be including longer fiction. She was particularly looking for serials and asked if I thought my blog readers might be interested in submitting these. As I thought some of you might, I invited her to write a guest post.

Lisa sent me details of what she was looking for both in serials and short fiction and I scheduled the post. Before it could go live, she emailed to say they were closing the magazine. Not dropping fiction, or reorganising a department, but completely closing it.

This magazine is owned by Bauer media - as are several other titles, some of which currently publish fiction.


8 comments:

Lindsay said...

So sad, another short story outlet gone!

Anonymous said...

Sad for us, and sad for Lisa and her team. I wish them luck. Good wishes Kate Hogan.

carrie said...

:( another one bites the dust. Strange that it happened out of the blue like that tho.

Patsy said...

@ Lindsay and Kate - yes, sad for writers. Worse for the magazine staff who relied on it for their whole income.

@ Carrie - maybe not that strange. They're owned by Bauer, who've recently made other sudden and drastic cuts. It's not filling me with confidence about the future of their other titles.

Julie Day said...

I agree with you, Patsy, about the future of their magazines. Not looking good for UK mags at all, which is why I am continuing with You (SA).

Jenny Worstall said...

Very sad news.

carrie said...

Patsy, there seems to be too much change going on with magazines at the moment. Be nice if instead of a downward spiral we have more of an upward lift!

Karen Clarke said...

That's such a shame, Lisa occasionally used to email to ask if I had any suitable stories for the magazine, so I had a soft spot for them. Very sad :o(