A Bad Week for Magazines: Write Now! Ends
I would think that a magazine aimed at aspiring comic writers would have a built-in market, but maybe it’s easier to fill pages with art samples than scripts. Write Now!, published by TwoMorrows, announced today that its final issue would be #20.
Write Now!, the professional “how-to” magazine on writing for comics, animation, and sci-fi, concludes its six-year run with TwoMorrows Publishing this February. The final issue, #20, is solicited in the December issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog, and is available for ordering now.
Six years and 20 issues? Maybe frequency was an issue; that works out to just over 3 issues a year. This is the second magazine to cease publication in as many days. Comic Foundry said money wasn’t the issue, but a lack of time to maintain quality; in contrast, sales also appear to be a factor here:
“… while our readership has been fanatically loyal during its run, both Danny [Fingeroth, editor] and I [John Morrow, publisher] feel the magazine has reached a point where the economy is taking a toll on its circulation, and the increasing amount of time involved in its production might be spent more productively elsewhere. So we’ve jointly decided that #20 will be the last issue.”
Subscribers will be informed that they can receive a refund or a credit towards other TwoMorrows publications.