This morning I got an email from R. Scott McCoy, the head editor of Necrotic Tissue and Stygian Publications. Mr. McCoy is continuing on with Stygian Publications, but is ending Necrotic Tissue.
From a writer's standpoint, it's too bad. For its run, Necrotic Tissue has been a solid semi-pro magazine. They were prompt and professional in all aspects of the biz, and made a beautiful product filled with high-quality horror.
There is a silver lining for me, though. Necrotic Tissue is honoring its 14 issue run with a best-of anthology. My story, "Choices Made Possible by Modern Science," will be included. It was originally published as the second story in issue #8 (pictured here). I'd bet that a few of the writer's blogs I read will be making similar announcements. But this is a big honor for me.
I've seen some e-magazines popping up. Not web or pdf based, but ones meant for e-readers. My guess is that this is the direction a lot of magazines/journals will go. I hope so, at least, to fill the void left by print journals like Necrotic Tissue.
You can still buy issues of Necrotic Tissue at the website, so check it out.
In other news, I can't get over this weird little flu I've had for a week now. It sucks. It makes me not want to work on the final revisions for Psychomancer. I think that maybe today I'll watch MST3K while sending out some submissions, instead.