Shadows & Tall Trees to go indefinite hiatus

Regrettably, I am putting Shadows & Tall Trees on indefinite hiatus. Sales have not met my meagre expectations and have made the journal a losing proposition. It’s been a good run. I’ve produced six volumes, with several stories being selected for reprint in “Year’s Best” and “Best Of” anthologies, and acclaim from many quarters. But acclaim alone cannot keep the journal solvent, so, for now, I’m shuttering the publication. Should circumstance change I may consider resurrecting the book.

That said, I am focusing my attention on other exciting projects. Projects that will hopefully sell. The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 2, will see publication a year from now. In the summer I will be publishing the tremendous first collection from a talented new writer. And the spring will see the release of a sensational, original anthology edited by a writer I’ve long admired. Plus another surprise or two. More details in due time.

Many thanks to all those who have supported Shadows & Tall Trees, and helped make six fabulous issues possible. The latest volume was published a couple months ago. If you haven’t already, please consider buying a copy, or leaving a review. Thank you.

  8 comments for “Shadows & Tall Trees to go indefinite hiatus

  1. September 15, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I understand the reasons, but am very sad to hear this. Shadows and Tall trees is one of the best publications I’ve ever read. Truly spectacular. Congratulations for keeping it going so long.

    • Michael
      September 16, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Thank you!

  2. September 16, 2014 at 7:39 am

    I’m very sorry to hear it, Michael. It was a great magazine.

    • Michael
      September 16, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Thanks, Nick!

  3. Carrie Nelkin
    September 16, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I too am very sad to hear the news, Michael. I looked forward to every issue and hope the journal will come back one day. Thanks for doing a great job.

    • Michael
      September 17, 2014 at 6:23 am

      Thanks, Carrie. Appreciate the support.

  4. Jason Gould
    September 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Really sorry to hear this. It was a great publication and deserved success. Best of luck on other projects.

    • Michael
      September 17, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Thank you, Jason.

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