It’s bright. The future is bright. But I do have to make a change.
The Lovecraft eZine is a free online magazine featuring Lovecraftian horror… and I think it’s a damn good one. So do a lot of other people, and I’m grateful for that.
But it’s more than just a magazine. It’s also a blog where I share Lovecraftian news, and tips on Lovecraftian movies, books, games, and more.
It’s also a community, and I think that’s one of its greatest strengths. Not only do we chat on the eZine message board and the Facebook page, but we’re also doing something never done before: We are using the internet to talk face to face about all things Lovecraft. I’m proud of the weekend video chats, because most of us don’t have other Lovecraftians we can talk to where we live, and the video chats are the next best thing to being in the same room.
And, The Lovecraft eZine is turning into more than just a magazine — I’m going to be publishing some Lovecraftian books that you’re really going to be excited about. Here’s what’s coming: A book of Lovecraftian essays by today’s Mythos writers, for Kindle; a PRINT book of selected stories from the first three years of Lovecraft eZine; and a PRINT book of original stories titled Autumn Cthulhu, Lovecraftian tales with an autumn and/or Halloween setting. (Not to mention a non-Lovecraftian book I’m working on that you might be interested in.)
When I began this project at the beginning of 2011, it was a monthly magazine only. Since then, it has turned into so much more. I think those additional things, the things I’ve mentioned above, are worthwhile. But it’s difficult for me to continue to publish the eZine on a monthly basis with these additions.
So with all of that in mind, I have made the decision to publish The Lovecraft eZine every other month, instead of every month. And I want to make it VERY clear that this is NOT the first step to ending the magazine. It’s the opposite, in fact. I want to continue the video chats, the community, the blog, Facebook page, and in 2014 begin publishing Lovecraftian books that you’ll really love.
The Lovecraft eZine began as a monthly magazine. But now it’s so much more, and I’m excited about all of it. And there is more coming.
I realize that some of you might be disappointed in me for taking the eZine to every other month instead of every month. But I’m doing it because I truly believe that all of these additional things that you are enjoying now are important, too. And with my health issues, I truly am doing my very best. I’d rather do it this way than to put my health in such a state that I’d no longer be able to do this at all.
I will make you this promise: The Lovecraft eZine will be around for a very long time. And going to every other month will help me to do an even better job with the blog, the Lovecraftian news, the community, and everything else. So many of you have supported me with your finances. I won’t let you down.
The future is bright!
(P.S. Something I forgot to mention in this post: I typically publish 5 or 6 stories per issue; I will probably be able to add 2 more stories in each issue. So they will come every other month now, but they’ll be packed.)
(Please feel free to comment below with your thoughts.)