Saturday, November 21, 2009


It's always sad when a fiction market bites the dust, particularly when the said market is one of the very few left publishing Sword and Sorcery.

It was announced today that Flashing Swords is going on indefinite suspension or, in other words, is closing down, probably forever.

In many ways, it was the magazine that lead the revival of sword and sorcery and a lot of fine writers including TW Williams, Steve Goble, SC Bryce, Natan Meyer and many others saw publication there.

The magazine had been undergoing difficulties for quite some time, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before its closure was announced.

Pity though.

1 comment:

  1. It's always heartbreaking when another print or e-zine calls it quits. That's why we as readers, and especially as writers, need to financially support the mags we love and submit too. I know I'm guilty of not doing that at times, but a definite effort needs to be made by all.