Well, after two and a half years I have made the tough decision to close the doors to Moonlight Tuber.
Although I have enjoyed it a lot, and have published stories I love and issues I am very proud of, Moonlight Tuber hasn’t quite managed to grab the kind of traction I hoped for, in terms of audience or in terms of the quality of submissions (which isn’t to say I haven’t received and even rejected some very good stories – there are plenty of exceptions).
The publishing world has changed a lot in the last few years and I think there is more change ahead. At the moment I suspect the market is over-saturated and there are more publications than there are readers or stories to justify. I guess time will tell if I am right or wrong.
Whatever the case, I am grateful to everybody who has supported the magazine for the last few years. Small press publishing is a gig without any obvious rewards, some days, and it is the generosity and kindness of readers and writers that keeps us going. Don’t ever be shy about telling a publisher or author when you read a story you have loved; it is little comments that sustain us.
Anyway, a big thank you to everybody who has written a story, read an issue, or taken an interest in an odd an confused venture like this. It’s been fun.
Keep the weirdness flowing.