Departure Mirror Quarterly has announced it will cease publication after the Spring 2021 issue. It published three issues of SF/F fiction and poetry billed as “a departure from and a mirror on reality.” Editor-in-chief Arthur Robert Tracy IV cited readership decline, low ad response rate, and day job commitments as factors for the closure.
A big part of our decision to start the magazine was that I kept seeing great stories that didn’t really fit the aesthetic of any of the other professional publications, and I’m heartbroken that I won’t be bringing those stories to the public any more. I released some truly amazing stories (pieces I think are award-worthy) when I decided to shut down. I’m hoping some other publisher will pick up the slack and will have the skills to make it commercially viable, because those stories really should be read.
More information will be available on the magazine’s website in upcoming weeks.
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