It’s been fun but now it’s done…

15 01 2009

It’s been fun, but now it’s done…

 

After much consideration, I have decided to halt publication of Southern Fried Weirdness. The Winter 2009 edition to be published near the end of February will be the final edition. I am accepting submissions through the end of January, and have many slots open. I encourage any past contributors to send their work my way. I would love to go out in a fashion that celebrates past contributors simply because these writers deserve to be celebrated.

 

This has been a very hard decision to make and has been on my mind for several months now. I will miss this project. Over the last few years, what started off as an experiment grew to become a part of my identity and integral to how I perceive myself. I have met many talented writers, editors, and publishers through this endeavor and thank all of them for their support, friendship, and encouragement.

 

At this point, you’re probably asking, If it’s been so great why are you closing shop? Frankly, I have been reassessing many things in my life, and this project is taking time and resources from my family and my writing. I recently read an interview with Patrick Swenson of Talebones. This quote pretty much sums up my reason for closing down the magazine: “I had many editors tell me I could say goodby to my writing if I was going to edit and publish. They’ve been right.” There is so much truth here. I encourage any wannabe editor (who holds any writing aspirations whatsoever) to read this sentence closely.

 

When I first started this project, I could devote around one-tenth of my writing time to editing and get things done in a timely fashion. This is no longer the case. I spend approximately nine-tenths of the time I would normally devote to writing to editorial tasks (reading submissions, responding to submissions, editing text, formatting web pages, verifying market listings are correct, handling queries, etc.). I am proud of the growth I have seen with this project, but at the same time, at the rate it was growing, I would have zero writing time left to me by the end of the year.

 

I really miss reading for pleasure. Here lately, it takes me a couple months to get through an average length novel where it used to take me less than a couple weeks.  My reading time is used reading submissions.  When I do read for fun, I find myself reading with a critical editorial eye that often takes me out of the story.

 

I am tired of writing rejections. I would like more time to work with critique groups and help build up other writers instead of tearing them down. That would be nice for a change.  I started out writing personal comments on every rejection, trying to encourage and help authors grow or at least understand why their story did not work for my market. Due to the number of submissions and time constraints this has grown impossible and I am writing quick rejection notes that have a cold feel no matter how nicely I format my words.

 

I have always seen myself as a writer, but never saw myself as an editor. I enjoy the process, have learned so much from having tried it, and would love the opportunity to work on an occasional themed anthology here and there for the right publisher in the future, but an ongoing magazine has become too much for me to handle alone without sacrificing aspects of my life I have no interest in sacrificing. I need more time to read, to dream, and to live – I know a lot of you out there can understand this sentiment.

 

I am grateful for all of the writers who have contributed to this project, and thank all of the readers who have been so kind to send me words of encouragement along the way. It’s good to know there are so many Southern Fried Weirdos out there…

NOTE: Please read my next post for a more personal explanation behind this decision…


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181 responses

15 01 2009
jimkeller

I, for one, will really miss Southern Fried Weirdness, but I certainly understand the decision.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

It’s good to know it will be missed. I’ll miss it, too… It may come back in another form in time. Maybe when the kids are a little older and I have a little more free time?

15 01 2009
jimkeller

I, for one, will really miss Southern Fried Weirdness, but I certainly understand the decision.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

It’s good to know it will be missed. I’ll miss it, too… It may come back in another form in time. Maybe when the kids are a little older and I have a little more free time?

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

It’s good to know it will be missed. I’ll miss it, too… It may come back in another form in time. Maybe when the kids are a little older and I have a little more free time?

15 01 2009
jimkeller

I, for one, will really miss Southern Fried Weirdness, but I certainly understand the decision.

15 01 2009
jimkeller

I, for one, will really miss Southern Fried Weirdness, but I certainly understand the decision.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

It’s good to know it will be missed. I’ll miss it, too… It may come back in another form in time. Maybe when the kids are a little older and I have a little more free time?

15 01 2009
jimkeller

I, for one, will really miss Southern Fried Weirdness, but I certainly understand the decision.

15 01 2009
jimkeller

I, for one, will really miss <>Southern Fried Weirdness<>, but I certainly understand the decision.

15 01 2009
jimkeller

I, for one, will really miss Southern Fried Weirdness, but I certainly understand the decision.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

It’s good to know it will be missed. I’ll miss it, too… It may come back in another form in time. Maybe when the kids are a little older and I have a little more free time?

15 01 2009
jimkeller

I, for one, will really miss Southern Fried Weirdness, but I certainly understand the decision.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

It’s good to know it will be missed. I’ll miss it, too… It may come back in another form in time. Maybe when the kids are a little older and I have a little more free time?

15 01 2009
jimkeller

I, for one, will really miss Southern Fried Weirdness, but I certainly understand the decision.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

It’s good to know it will be missed. I’ll miss it, too… It may come back in another form in time. Maybe when the kids are a little older and I have a little more free time?

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Frightened I am, of those old talking things in the swamp, in the dark woods.

(Your mag will be missed. Although I didn’t land anything with you for it, I really like the concept. Hey, if you take reprints one of my published tales is a nice little story about a laid-back swamp rat who has a rather special manner of finding the good fishing spot…)

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Feel free to send the story my way…I’d love to read it.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

And I’d love to have you read it — although it is much larger than your wordage requirements. Heck, I shaved the edge of the definition of SS with this one – Word tells me it clocks in at 7484 words, in the edited-for-publication form. In a way I’m tempted to bump it up 17 words just to raspberry it to novelette status, by one word.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Even if I decide not to use it, I’d like the opportunity to read it. Send it on over…

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Sent! Oh, and I noted how pasting in an email stripped formatting. I can send as an rtf for the full effect, if you didn’t mind.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Frightened I am, of those old talking things in the swamp, in the dark woods.

(Your mag will be missed. Although I didn’t land anything with you for it, I really like the concept. Hey, if you take reprints one of my published tales is a nice little story about a laid-back swamp rat who has a rather special manner of finding the good fishing spot…)

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Feel free to send the story my way…I’d love to read it.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

And I’d love to have you read it — although it is much larger than your wordage requirements. Heck, I shaved the edge of the definition of SS with this one – Word tells me it clocks in at 7484 words, in the edited-for-publication form. In a way I’m tempted to bump it up 17 words just to raspberry it to novelette status, by one word.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Even if I decide not to use it, I’d like the opportunity to read it. Send it on over…

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Sent! Oh, and I noted how pasting in an email stripped formatting. I can send as an rtf for the full effect, if you didn’t mind.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Sent! Oh, and I noted how pasting in an email stripped formatting. I can send as an rtf for the full effect, if you didn’t mind.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Even if I decide not to use it, I’d like the opportunity to read it. Send it on over…

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

And I’d love to have you read it — although it is much larger than your wordage requirements. Heck, I shaved the edge of the definition of SS with this one – Word tells me it clocks in at 7484 words, in the edited-for-publication form. In a way I’m tempted to bump it up 17 words just to raspberry it to novelette status, by one word.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Feel free to send the story my way…I’d love to read it.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Frightened I am, of those old talking things in the swamp, in the dark woods.

(Your mag will be missed. Although I didn’t land anything with you for it, I really like the concept. Hey, if you take reprints one of my published tales is a nice little story about a laid-back swamp rat who has a rather special manner of finding the good fishing spot…)

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Frightened I am, of those old talking things in the swamp, in the dark woods.

(Your mag will be missed. Although I didn’t land anything with you for it, I really like the concept. Hey, if you take reprints one of my published tales is a nice little story about a laid-back swamp rat who has a rather special manner of finding the good fishing spot…)

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Feel free to send the story my way…I’d love to read it.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

And I’d love to have you read it — although it is much larger than your wordage requirements. Heck, I shaved the edge of the definition of SS with this one – Word tells me it clocks in at 7484 words, in the edited-for-publication form. In a way I’m tempted to bump it up 17 words just to raspberry it to novelette status, by one word.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Even if I decide not to use it, I’d like the opportunity to read it. Send it on over…

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Sent! Oh, and I noted how pasting in an email stripped formatting. I can send as an rtf for the full effect, if you didn’t mind.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Frightened I am, of those old talking things in the swamp, in the dark woods.

(Your mag will be missed. Although I didn’t land anything with you for it, I really like the concept. Hey, if you take reprints one of my published tales is a nice little story about a laid-back swamp rat who has a rather special manner of finding the good fishing spot…)

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Frightened I am, of those old talking things in the swamp, in the dark woods.

(Your mag will be missed. Although I didn’t land anything with you for it, I really like the concept. Hey, if you take reprints one of my published tales is a nice little story about a laid-back swamp rat who has a rather special manner of finding the good fishing spot…)

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Frightened I am, of those old talking things in the swamp, in the dark woods.

(Your mag will be missed. Although I didn’t land anything with you for it, I really like the concept. Hey, if you take reprints one of my published tales is a nice little story about a laid-back swamp rat who has a rather special manner of finding the good fishing spot…)

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Feel free to send the story my way…I’d love to read it.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

And I’d love to have you read it — although it is much larger than your wordage requirements. Heck, I shaved the edge of the definition of SS with this one – Word tells me it clocks in at 7484 words, in the edited-for-publication form. In a way I’m tempted to bump it up 17 words just to raspberry it to novelette status, by one word.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Even if I decide not to use it, I’d like the opportunity to read it. Send it on over…

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Sent! Oh, and I noted how pasting in an email stripped formatting. I can send as an rtf for the full effect, if you didn’t mind.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Frightened I am, of those old talking things in the swamp, in the dark woods.

(Your mag will be missed. Although I didn’t land anything with you for it, I really like the concept. Hey, if you take reprints one of my published tales is a nice little story about a laid-back swamp rat who has a rather special manner of finding the good fishing spot…)

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Feel free to send the story my way…I’d love to read it.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

And I’d love to have you read it — although it is much larger than your wordage requirements. Heck, I shaved the edge of the definition of SS with this one – Word tells me it clocks in at 7484 words, in the edited-for-publication form. In a way I’m tempted to bump it up 17 words just to raspberry it to novelette status, by one word.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Even if I decide not to use it, I’d like the opportunity to read it. Send it on over…

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Sent! Oh, and I noted how pasting in an email stripped formatting. I can send as an rtf for the full effect, if you didn’t mind.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Frightened I am, of those old talking things in the swamp, in the dark woods.
(Your mag will be missed. Although I didn’t land anything with you for it, I really like the concept. Hey, if you take reprints one of my published tales is a nice little story about a laid-back swamp rat who has a rather special manner of finding the good fishing spot…)

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Feel free to send the story my way…I’d love to read it.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

And I’d love to have you read it — although it is much larger than your wordage requirements. Heck, I shaved the edge of the definition of SS with this one – Word tells me it clocks in at 7484 words, in the edited-for-publication form. In a way I’m tempted to bump it up 17 words just to raspberry it to novelette status, by one word.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Even if I decide not to use it, I’d like the opportunity to read it. Send it on over…

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Sent! Oh, and I noted how pasting in an email stripped formatting. I can send as an rtf for the full effect, if you didn’t mind.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Feel free to send the story my way…I’d love to read it.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Feel free to send the story my way…I’d love to read it.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

It’s good to know it will be missed. I’ll miss it, too… It may come back in another form in time. Maybe when the kids are a little older and I have a little more free time?

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

It’s good to know it will be missed. I’ll miss it, too… It may come back in another form in time. Maybe when the kids are a little older and I have a little more free time?

15 01 2009
cafenowhere

I’m disappointed to hear the SFW news, but I respect your decision. You have been a fine editor, and I doubt you’d be happy doing less than your very best on every issue. And being that kind of stand-up guy, you certainly deserve every happiness–including more writing time for yourself!

Good luck!

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thank you.

15 01 2009
cafenowhere

I’m disappointed to hear the SFW news, but I respect your decision. You have been a fine editor, and I doubt you’d be happy doing less than your very best on every issue. And being that kind of stand-up guy, you certainly deserve every happiness–including more writing time for yourself!

Good luck!

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thank you.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thank you.

15 01 2009
cafenowhere

I’m disappointed to hear the SFW news, but I respect your decision. You have been a fine editor, and I doubt you’d be happy doing less than your very best on every issue. And being that kind of stand-up guy, you certainly deserve every happiness–including more writing time for yourself!

Good luck!

15 01 2009
cafenowhere

I’m disappointed to hear the SFW news, but I respect your decision. You have been a fine editor, and I doubt you’d be happy doing less than your very best on every issue. And being that kind of stand-up guy, you certainly deserve every happiness–including more writing time for yourself!

Good luck!

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thank you.

15 01 2009
cafenowhere

I’m disappointed to hear the SFW news, but I respect your decision. You have been a fine editor, and I doubt you’d be happy doing less than your very best on every issue. And being that kind of stand-up guy, you certainly deserve every happiness–including more writing time for yourself!

Good luck!

15 01 2009
cafenowhere

I’m disappointed to hear the SFW news, but I respect your decision. You have been a fine editor, and I doubt you’d be happy doing less than your very best on every issue. And being that kind of stand-up guy, you certainly deserve every happiness–including more writing time for yourself!

Good luck!

15 01 2009
cafenowhere

I’m disappointed to hear the SFW news, but I respect your decision. You have been a fine editor, and I doubt you’d be happy doing less than your very best on every issue. And being that kind of stand-up guy, you certainly deserve every happiness–including more writing time for yourself!

Good luck!

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thank you.

15 01 2009
cafenowhere

I’m disappointed to hear the SFW news, but I respect your decision. You have been a fine editor, and I doubt you’d be happy doing less than your very best on every issue. And being that kind of stand-up guy, you certainly deserve every happiness–including more writing time for yourself!

Good luck!

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thank you.

15 01 2009
cafenowhere

I’m disappointed to hear the SFW news, but I respect your decision. You have been a fine editor, and I doubt you’d be happy doing less than your very best on every issue. And being that kind of stand-up guy, you certainly deserve every happiness–including more writing time for yourself!
Good luck!

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thank you.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thank you.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thank you.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

And I’d love to have you read it — although it is much larger than your wordage requirements. Heck, I shaved the edge of the definition of SS with this one – Word tells me it clocks in at 7484 words, in the edited-for-publication form. In a way I’m tempted to bump it up 17 words just to raspberry it to novelette status, by one word.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

And I’d love to have you read it — although it is much larger than your wordage requirements. Heck, I shaved the edge of the definition of SS with this one – Word tells me it clocks in at 7484 words, in the edited-for-publication form. In a way I’m tempted to bump it up 17 words just to raspberry it to novelette status, by one word.

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Even if I decide not to use it, I’d like the opportunity to read it. Send it on over…

15 01 2009
southernweirdo

Even if I decide not to use it, I’d like the opportunity to read it. Send it on over…

15 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Well, . . .

damn.

T.J., you are a fine writer in your own right, and these small circles we’re all running in need as much T.J. McIntyre as anything else from anybody. You’ve got things to say. I still think back on how much I enjoyed your poems at Clockwise Cat, especially the one about the bridge. See? Good stuff.

I can get behind your decision; I read the other post you reference in this entry, and the father in me is getting hit pretty hard for you about it. Take care of what T.J. has to take care of. Family, work, writing, everything else. You’ll be wrapping up SFW on a good note. Not a downturn. Not a “There’s just not enough material being sent to justify it” reason. It hurts to give up the things we love and use to identify ourselves with and through, but you’re doing so for all the right reasons.

And that’s why I have a crap-ton of respect for your decision.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Well, . . .

You have no idea how much this comment meant to me.

Thanks, man.

17 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Re: Well, . . .

No prob, T.J. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

15 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Well, . . .

damn.

T.J., you are a fine writer in your own right, and these small circles we’re all running in need as much T.J. McIntyre as anything else from anybody. You’ve got things to say. I still think back on how much I enjoyed your poems at Clockwise Cat, especially the one about the bridge. See? Good stuff.

I can get behind your decision; I read the other post you reference in this entry, and the father in me is getting hit pretty hard for you about it. Take care of what T.J. has to take care of. Family, work, writing, everything else. You’ll be wrapping up SFW on a good note. Not a downturn. Not a “There’s just not enough material being sent to justify it” reason. It hurts to give up the things we love and use to identify ourselves with and through, but you’re doing so for all the right reasons.

And that’s why I have a crap-ton of respect for your decision.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Well, . . .

You have no idea how much this comment meant to me.

Thanks, man.

17 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Re: Well, . . .

No prob, T.J. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

17 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Re: Well, . . .

No prob, T.J. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Well, . . .

You have no idea how much this comment meant to me.

Thanks, man.

15 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Well, . . .

damn.

T.J., you are a fine writer in your own right, and these small circles we’re all running in need as much T.J. McIntyre as anything else from anybody. You’ve got things to say. I still think back on how much I enjoyed your poems at Clockwise Cat, especially the one about the bridge. See? Good stuff.

I can get behind your decision; I read the other post you reference in this entry, and the father in me is getting hit pretty hard for you about it. Take care of what T.J. has to take care of. Family, work, writing, everything else. You’ll be wrapping up SFW on a good note. Not a downturn. Not a “There’s just not enough material being sent to justify it” reason. It hurts to give up the things we love and use to identify ourselves with and through, but you’re doing so for all the right reasons.

And that’s why I have a crap-ton of respect for your decision.

15 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Well, . . .

damn.

T.J., you are a fine writer in your own right, and these small circles we’re all running in need as much T.J. McIntyre as anything else from anybody. You’ve got things to say. I still think back on how much I enjoyed your poems at Clockwise Cat, especially the one about the bridge. See? Good stuff.

I can get behind your decision; I read the other post you reference in this entry, and the father in me is getting hit pretty hard for you about it. Take care of what T.J. has to take care of. Family, work, writing, everything else. You’ll be wrapping up SFW on a good note. Not a downturn. Not a “There’s just not enough material being sent to justify it” reason. It hurts to give up the things we love and use to identify ourselves with and through, but you’re doing so for all the right reasons.

And that’s why I have a crap-ton of respect for your decision.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Well, . . .

You have no idea how much this comment meant to me.

Thanks, man.

17 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Re: Well, . . .

No prob, T.J. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

15 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Well, . . .

damn.

T.J., you are a fine writer in your own right, and these small circles we’re all running in need as much T.J. McIntyre as anything else from anybody. You’ve got things to say. I still think back on how much I enjoyed your poems at Clockwise Cat, especially the one about the bridge. See? Good stuff.

I can get behind your decision; I read the other post you reference in this entry, and the father in me is getting hit pretty hard for you about it. Take care of what T.J. has to take care of. Family, work, writing, everything else. You’ll be wrapping up SFW on a good note. Not a downturn. Not a “There’s just not enough material being sent to justify it” reason. It hurts to give up the things we love and use to identify ourselves with and through, but you’re doing so for all the right reasons.

And that’s why I have a crap-ton of respect for your decision.

15 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Well, . . .

damn.

T.J., you are a fine writer in your own right, and these small circles we’re all running in need as much T.J. McIntyre as anything else from anybody. You’ve got things to say. I still think back on how much I enjoyed your poems at Clockwise Cat, especially the one about the bridge. See? Good stuff.

I can get behind your decision; I read the other post you reference in this entry, and the father in me is getting hit pretty hard for you about it. Take care of what T.J. has to take care of. Family, work, writing, everything else. You’ll be wrapping up SFW on a good note. Not a downturn. Not a “There’s just not enough material being sent to justify it” reason. It hurts to give up the things we love and use to identify ourselves with and through, but you’re doing so for all the right reasons.

And that’s why I have a crap-ton of respect for your decision.

15 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Well, . . .

damn.

T.J., you are a fine writer in your own right, and these small circles we’re all running in need as much T.J. McIntyre as anything else from anybody. You’ve got things to say. I still think back on how much I enjoyed your poems at Clockwise Cat, especially the one about the bridge. See? Good stuff.

I can get behind your decision; I read the other post you reference in this entry, and the father in me is getting hit pretty hard for you about it. Take care of what T.J. has to take care of. Family, work, writing, everything else. You’ll be wrapping up SFW on a good note. Not a downturn. Not a “There’s just not enough material being sent to justify it” reason. It hurts to give up the things we love and use to identify ourselves with and through, but you’re doing so for all the right reasons.

And that’s why I have a crap-ton of respect for your decision.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Well, . . .

You have no idea how much this comment meant to me.

Thanks, man.

17 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Re: Well, . . .

No prob, T.J. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

15 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Well, . . .

damn.

T.J., you are a fine writer in your own right, and these small circles we’re all running in need as much T.J. McIntyre as anything else from anybody. You’ve got things to say. I still think back on how much I enjoyed your poems at Clockwise Cat, especially the one about the bridge. See? Good stuff.

I can get behind your decision; I read the other post you reference in this entry, and the father in me is getting hit pretty hard for you about it. Take care of what T.J. has to take care of. Family, work, writing, everything else. You’ll be wrapping up SFW on a good note. Not a downturn. Not a “There’s just not enough material being sent to justify it” reason. It hurts to give up the things we love and use to identify ourselves with and through, but you’re doing so for all the right reasons.

And that’s why I have a crap-ton of respect for your decision.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Well, . . .

You have no idea how much this comment meant to me.

Thanks, man.

17 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Re: Well, . . .

No prob, T.J. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

15 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Well, . . .
damn.
T.J., you are a fine writer in your own right, and these small circles we’re all running in need as much T.J. McIntyre as anything else from anybody. You’ve got things to say. I still think back on how much I enjoyed your poems at Clockwise Cat, especially the one about the bridge. See? Good stuff.
I can get behind your decision; I read the other post you reference in this entry, and the father in me is getting hit pretty hard for you about it. Take care of what T.J. has to take care of. Family, work, writing, everything else. You’ll be wrapping up SFW on a good note. Not a downturn. Not a “There’s just not enough material being sent to justify it” reason. It hurts to give up the things we love and use to identify ourselves with and through, but you’re doing so for all the right reasons.
And that’s why I have a crap-ton of respect for your decision.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Well, . . .
You have no idea how much this comment meant to me.
Thanks, man.

17 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Re: Well, . . .
No prob, T.J. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Sent! Oh, and I noted how pasting in an email stripped formatting. I can send as an rtf for the full effect, if you didn’t mind.

15 01 2009
will_couvillier

Sent! Oh, and I noted how pasting in an email stripped formatting. I can send as an rtf for the full effect, if you didn’t mind.

16 01 2009
dr_phil_physics

Thanks for publishing my story Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities. And thanks for offering Southern Fried Weirdness for as long as you did.

I think the problem that many small pubs have is that they don’t have enough “staff”, so as you noted it becomes a time sink. A lot of people — readers, writesr and those who aspire to have their own pubs — totally underestimate the time commitment issues.

SFW will be missed, but we hope that your own writing will blossom, now that you’ll “have all that new time”. (grin)

Dr. Phil

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

It was a pleasure to read your story, much more to publish it.

You’re right. Unless an anthology, it really takes a staff. There’s just no way around it. Especially if you’re a fellow like me with a full-time day job, a family, and other responsibilities.

16 01 2009
dr_phil_physics

Thanks for publishing my story Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities. And thanks for offering Southern Fried Weirdness for as long as you did.

I think the problem that many small pubs have is that they don’t have enough “staff”, so as you noted it becomes a time sink. A lot of people — readers, writesr and those who aspire to have their own pubs — totally underestimate the time commitment issues.

SFW will be missed, but we hope that your own writing will blossom, now that you’ll “have all that new time”. (grin)

Dr. Phil

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

It was a pleasure to read your story, much more to publish it.

You’re right. Unless an anthology, it really takes a staff. There’s just no way around it. Especially if you’re a fellow like me with a full-time day job, a family, and other responsibilities.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

It was a pleasure to read your story, much more to publish it.

You’re right. Unless an anthology, it really takes a staff. There’s just no way around it. Especially if you’re a fellow like me with a full-time day job, a family, and other responsibilities.

16 01 2009
dr_phil_physics

Thanks for publishing my story Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities. And thanks for offering Southern Fried Weirdness for as long as you did.

I think the problem that many small pubs have is that they don’t have enough “staff”, so as you noted it becomes a time sink. A lot of people — readers, writesr and those who aspire to have their own pubs — totally underestimate the time commitment issues.

SFW will be missed, but we hope that your own writing will blossom, now that you’ll “have all that new time”. (grin)

Dr. Phil

16 01 2009
dr_phil_physics

Thanks for publishing my story Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities. And thanks for offering Southern Fried Weirdness for as long as you did.

I think the problem that many small pubs have is that they don’t have enough “staff”, so as you noted it becomes a time sink. A lot of people — readers, writesr and those who aspire to have their own pubs — totally underestimate the time commitment issues.

SFW will be missed, but we hope that your own writing will blossom, now that you’ll “have all that new time”. (grin)

Dr. Phil

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

It was a pleasure to read your story, much more to publish it.

You’re right. Unless an anthology, it really takes a staff. There’s just no way around it. Especially if you’re a fellow like me with a full-time day job, a family, and other responsibilities.

16 01 2009
dr_phil_physics

Thanks for publishing my story Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities. And thanks for offering Southern Fried Weirdness for as long as you did.

I think the problem that many small pubs have is that they don’t have enough “staff”, so as you noted it becomes a time sink. A lot of people — readers, writesr and those who aspire to have their own pubs — totally underestimate the time commitment issues.

SFW will be missed, but we hope that your own writing will blossom, now that you’ll “have all that new time”. (grin)

Dr. Phil

16 01 2009
dr_phil_physics

Thanks for publishing my story Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities. And thanks for offering Southern Fried Weirdness for as long as you did.

I think the problem that many small pubs have is that they don’t have enough “staff”, so as you noted it becomes a time sink. A lot of people — readers, writesr and those who aspire to have their own pubs — totally underestimate the time commitment issues.

SFW will be missed, but we hope that your own writing will blossom, now that you’ll “have all that new time”. (grin)

Dr. Phil

16 01 2009
dr_phil_physics

Thanks for publishing my story Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities. And thanks for offering Southern Fried Weirdness for as long as you did.

I think the problem that many small pubs have is that they don’t have enough “staff”, so as you noted it becomes a time sink. A lot of people — readers, writesr and those who aspire to have their own pubs — totally underestimate the time commitment issues.

SFW will be missed, but we hope that your own writing will blossom, now that you’ll “have all that new time”. (grin)

Dr. Phil

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

It was a pleasure to read your story, much more to publish it.

You’re right. Unless an anthology, it really takes a staff. There’s just no way around it. Especially if you’re a fellow like me with a full-time day job, a family, and other responsibilities.

16 01 2009
dr_phil_physics

Thanks for publishing my story Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities. And thanks for offering Southern Fried Weirdness for as long as you did.

I think the problem that many small pubs have is that they don’t have enough “staff”, so as you noted it becomes a time sink. A lot of people — readers, writesr and those who aspire to have their own pubs — totally underestimate the time commitment issues.

SFW will be missed, but we hope that your own writing will blossom, now that you’ll “have all that new time”. (grin)

Dr. Phil

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

It was a pleasure to read your story, much more to publish it.

You’re right. Unless an anthology, it really takes a staff. There’s just no way around it. Especially if you’re a fellow like me with a full-time day job, a family, and other responsibilities.

16 01 2009
dr_phil_physics

Thanks for publishing my story Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities. And thanks for offering Southern Fried Weirdness for as long as you did.
I think the problem that many small pubs have is that they don’t have enough “staff”, so as you noted it becomes a time sink. A lot of people — readers, writesr and those who aspire to have their own pubs — totally underestimate the time commitment issues.
SFW will be missed, but we hope that your own writing will blossom, now that you’ll “have all that new time”. (grin)
Dr. Phil

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

It was a pleasure to read your story, much more to publish it.
You’re right. Unless an anthology, it really takes a staff. There’s just no way around it. Especially if you’re a fellow like me with a full-time day job, a family, and other responsibilities.

16 01 2009
bearleyport

southern fried weirdness
grown up and out of the pub–
is a way of life

gone _gonzo_ and thriving now
in work by t mcintyre

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Robert. Nice tanka.

16 01 2009
bearleyport

southern fried weirdness
grown up and out of the pub–
is a way of life

gone _gonzo_ and thriving now
in work by t mcintyre

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Robert. Nice tanka.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Robert. Nice tanka.

16 01 2009
bearleyport

southern fried weirdness
grown up and out of the pub–
is a way of life

gone _gonzo_ and thriving now
in work by t mcintyre

16 01 2009
bearleyport

southern fried weirdness
grown up and out of the pub–
is a way of life

gone _gonzo_ and thriving now
in work by t mcintyre

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Robert. Nice tanka.

16 01 2009
bearleyport

southern fried weirdness
grown up and out of the pub–
is a way of life

gone _gonzo_ and thriving now
in work by t mcintyre

16 01 2009
bearleyport

southern fried weirdness
grown up and out of the pub–
is a way of life

gone _gonzo_ and thriving now
in work by t mcintyre

16 01 2009
bearleyport

southern fried weirdness
grown up and out of the pub–
is a way of life

gone _gonzo_ and thriving now
in work by t mcintyre

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Robert. Nice tanka.

16 01 2009
bearleyport

southern fried weirdness
grown up and out of the pub–
is a way of life

gone _gonzo_ and thriving now
in work by t mcintyre

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Robert. Nice tanka.

16 01 2009
bearleyport

southern fried weirdness
grown up and out of the pub–
is a way of life
gone _gonzo_ and thriving now
in work by t mcintyre

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Robert. Nice tanka.

16 01 2009
xjenavivex

After my work on The Morrigan, I can honestly say I can relate. I understand where you are coming from. I read the other post first. I know how hard both of these have been for you to write. I have a deep respect for you. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. SFW has been a quality project. You have honored your writers well. Take care of you. Write when you can.

16 01 2009
xjenavivex

After my work on The Morrigan, I can honestly say I can relate. I understand where you are coming from. I read the other post first. I know how hard both of these have been for you to write. I have a deep respect for you. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. SFW has been a quality project. You have honored your writers well. Take care of you. Write when you can.

16 01 2009
xjenavivex

After my work on The Morrigan, I can honestly say I can relate. I understand where you are coming from. I read the other post first. I know how hard both of these have been for you to write. I have a deep respect for you. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. SFW has been a quality project. You have honored your writers well. Take care of you. Write when you can.

16 01 2009
xjenavivex

After my work on The Morrigan, I can honestly say I can relate. I understand where you are coming from. I read the other post first. I know how hard both of these have been for you to write. I have a deep respect for you. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. SFW has been a quality project. You have honored your writers well. Take care of you. Write when you can.

16 01 2009
xjenavivex

After my work on The Morrigan, I can honestly say I can relate. I understand where you are coming from. I read the other post first. I know how hard both of these have been for you to write. I have a deep respect for you. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. SFW has been a quality project. You have honored your writers well. Take care of you. Write when you can.

16 01 2009
xjenavivex

After my work on The Morrigan, I can honestly say I can relate. I understand where you are coming from. I read the other post first. I know how hard both of these have been for you to write. I have a deep respect for you. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. SFW has been a quality project. You have honored your writers well. Take care of you. Write when you can.

16 01 2009
xjenavivex

After my work on The Morrigan, I can honestly say I can relate. I understand where you are coming from. I read the other post first. I know how hard both of these have been for you to write. I have a deep respect for you. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. SFW has been a quality project. You have honored your writers well. Take care of you. Write when you can.

16 01 2009
xjenavivex

After my work on The Morrigan, I can honestly say I can relate. I understand where you are coming from. I read the other post first. I know how hard both of these have been for you to write. I have a deep respect for you. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. SFW has been a quality project. You have honored your writers well. Take care of you. Write when you can.

16 01 2009
xjenavivex

After my work on The Morrigan, I can honestly say I can relate. I understand where you are coming from. I read the other post first. I know how hard both of these have been for you to write. I have a deep respect for you. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. SFW has been a quality project. You have honored your writers well. Take care of you. Write when you can.

16 01 2009
Anonymous

Life Calling

You, and your magazine are wonderful… You will be missed, for sure.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Life Calling

Thank you, anonymous.

16 01 2009
Anonymous

Life Calling

You, and your magazine are wonderful… You will be missed, for sure.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Life Calling

Thank you, anonymous.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Life Calling

Thank you, anonymous.

16 01 2009
Anonymous

Life Calling

You, and your magazine are wonderful… You will be missed, for sure.

16 01 2009
Anonymous

Life Calling

You, and your magazine are wonderful… You will be missed, for sure.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Life Calling

Thank you, anonymous.

16 01 2009
Anonymous

Life Calling

You, and your magazine are wonderful… You will be missed, for sure.

16 01 2009
Anonymous

Life Calling

You, and your magazine are wonderful… You will be missed, for sure.

16 01 2009
Anonymous

Life Calling

You, and your magazine are wonderful… You will be missed, for sure.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Life Calling

Thank you, anonymous.

16 01 2009
Anonymous

Life Calling

You, and your magazine are wonderful… You will be missed, for sure.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Life Calling

Thank you, anonymous.

16 01 2009
Anonymous

Life Calling
You, and your magazine are wonderful… You will be missed, for sure.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Life Calling
Thank you, anonymous.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Life Calling

Thank you, anonymous.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Life Calling

Thank you, anonymous.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Well, . . .

You have no idea how much this comment meant to me.

Thanks, man.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Re: Well, . . .

You have no idea how much this comment meant to me.

Thanks, man.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

It was a pleasure to read your story, much more to publish it.

You’re right. Unless an anthology, it really takes a staff. There’s just no way around it. Especially if you’re a fellow like me with a full-time day job, a family, and other responsibilities.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

It was a pleasure to read your story, much more to publish it.

You’re right. Unless an anthology, it really takes a staff. There’s just no way around it. Especially if you’re a fellow like me with a full-time day job, a family, and other responsibilities.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Robert. Nice tanka.

17 01 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Robert. Nice tanka.

17 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Re: Well, . . .

No prob, T.J. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

17 01 2009
selfavowedgeek

Re: Well, . . .

No prob, T.J. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear

Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.

Jason Huskey

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear

Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.

Jason Huskey

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear

Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.

Jason Huskey

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear

Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.

Jason Huskey

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear

Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.

Jason Huskey

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear

Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.

Jason Huskey

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear

Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.

Jason Huskey

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear

Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.

Jason Huskey

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear

Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.

Jason Huskey

31 01 2009
Anonymous

Sorry to hear
Best wishes to you and yours, T.J.
Jason Huskey

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