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Well, 2009 has been kind of a rotten year, but I hope everyone is looking forward to a happy holiday season!

I'm afraid I have some unhappy news today -- The Town Drunk will be closing, with no further issues planned at this time. Over the past year, a variety of circumstances have interfered with my work on the magazine, causing many delays. I don't believe this is fair to you, our wonderful authors and readers. Thus, I have decided to relinquish my position as Editor-in-Chief. It pains me to take this step, and I hesitated a long time in doing so.

As Publisher, I will continue to maintain The Town Drunk's website indefinitely, and I will most likely restructure it as an "online anthology." I am open to transferring editorship of the magazine to someone else at a later date, but I don't foresee that happening anytime soon.

I have already contacted the authors whose stories were pending publication. If you were awaiting feedback on a submission, you may consider it released (though it is my intention to e-mail you individually as well).

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, etc. I will do my best to answer or address them.

Thank you for all your support!


This is really too sad to contemplate. My favorite magazine. Gone in a puff of ones and zeroes.

I hope your New Year is much improved over the old one!!!

Very best,
I'm so sorry, Maria! :( Your support has meant a great deal to me, and I'm very sorry to disappoint you.

At least the stories published to-date -- including yours -- will remain online indefinitely. Links to stories will still work. And who knows... maybe someone new will revive the mag at some point.

And thank you for your good wishes. It has indeed been a trying year, and I hope 2010 is happier for everyone!
The news is disappointing--you are not! You produced a fabulous magazine with some of the funniest stories I've had opportunity to read. Town Drunk was well-edited with wonderful stories. The magazine was professional with high quality from top to bottom. I'm thrilled to have been a tiny part of it.

Thank you for the kind words, Maria. I'm very glad you enjoyed the magazine, and we feel privileged to have given one of your stories a home. Your unwavering support was always a real boost for me!
Thank you for your kind words and good wishes, and your understanding. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the magazine, and I'm sorry to have to shut it down. Editing TTD was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.
Thanks so much for keeping it going as long as you did! It's a wonderful little zine, and you should be very proud of it.
Thank you, Jen. I really appreciate that. Thanks also for all your support over the years, and for giving us a great story to share!
Thank you, Deb. Your hard work helped make it happen, and I miss working with you. Thanks for the good wishes -- Happy New Year to you, too, and keep in touch!
I'm really sorry to hear the news, but I do understand that tough choices have to be made occasionally...sometimes leading to even bigger and better things. And who knows what the future will bring--perhaps at some point TTD will be reborn. :D

All I know is that you are the first market that I ever sold to, and for that I will always be grateful. Thank you for that, for your hard work, and for the many laughs you've given to your readers. :D

Hey! I am totally sad to hear that this is going away. Condolences.

Question, though -- the link to the stories no longer seem to work. Website seems to be spammy, now. Any ideas as to the future of said links?

-- c.
Doh! Never mind. Had the link wrong, somehow. I think Google's link is broken.

-- c.
Cat Woman

December 2009

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