PerVisions, formerly Persistent Visions, is suspending operations as an active publication as of February 11, 2018. Publisher Christophe Pettus says:
The core reason for us having to stop accepting work is that our budget for acquisitions was largely consumed by a long and unpleasant dispute over the name of the publication. Although the other party was not in the publishing industry and we had no intention of causing any confusion with their services, ultimately, it became clear that no compromise except changing the name of the journal was possible.
Sadly, working through that legal issue was very expensive, and consumed our available capital. I would not ask to publish material that I could not pay a decent rate for, and keeping authors in suspense while the future of the journal is decided is not fair to them.
Pettus told us: “We consider the trademark matter closed, and we don’t want any community members to feel that they need to take up swords on our behalf.” He also said, “I’d like to personally thank Heather Shaw for her amazing work and excellent taste in editing. Onwards!”
The PerVisions site will remain up as a showcase for their published stories.
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