Thursday, July 26, 2012

After 125 Years, The Writer Magazine Will "Go On Hiatus"

According to an article in Galley Cat, after 125 years, The Writer Magazine will go into hiatus after the October 2012 issue.

The magazine is looking for a buyer who will continue the mission of the magazine to inspire writers at all skill levels.

12 comments:

  1. Donna--Does that mean you are considering buying it, and you're going to use the millions you won from the Erma Bombeck contest to make the purchase?

    Seriously, that's sad news. But the book and magazine business is struggling, and this is just further proof.

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  2. My subscription runs through July 2013 - another whole year. The july 2012 issue touts a new cover logo and pushes the digital version of The Writer. They are still running contests as well. So they are certainly keeping this hiatus hush hush. I hope it's not true. I like The Writer - and Writer's Digest.

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  3. What sad news...and I just renewed!

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  4. I love that magazine and have had a subscription since my college days. This is sad news indeed.

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  5. "WHYYYYYYY?" Please pardon my Nancy Kerrigan-esque wail. I hope the loss of The Writer will not inhibit my writing performance.

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  6. Oh I hope they find someone. That's my favorite writing mag by far!

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  7. I noticed last year that the library quit displaying the writer magazines. This is a heart breaker.

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  8. It's become tough to survive in the publishing world.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  9. They are going to have to go online. . .

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  10. Such sad news, Donna. Quite surprising, too, since they've always been the cream in my opinion!

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  11. Wow. That's sad to hear. I liked that magazine almost as much as Writer's Digest and subscribed to both because they so different. I fear this is just another loss to the digital age. Makes me sad.

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  12. Hi Everyone,
    It truly is sad news. I think Margo is right about going online.
    Donna

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