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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Internet Review of Science Fiction Folds

posted @ 12/31/2009 10:51:00 AM PT 

The Internet Review of Science Fiction will cease operations after their February 2010 issue. Publisher L. Blunt "Bluejack" Jackson and editor Stacey Janssen cite financial shortfalls as the reason for the closure.

According to Jackson, "What we learned with IROSF and Aeon Speculative Fiction was that neither traditional nor community-driven economic models met our needs, and that the complexity of managing a distributed volunteer pool burned people out, despite a steady increase in revenue and readership. Our plan is to use this knowledge, and the ready availability of new distribution channels, to create the kind of environment that would have empowered the editors to achieve the success that IROSF's superb content always deserved."

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