The End

All stories come to an end, and it seems that despite our best efforts, we can no longer prolong the story that is Fiction Vortex.

As of right now, Fiction Vortex is on an indefinite hiatus.

We’re incredibly sad about this, as we imagine many of you are. We are exceedingly proud of the stories we have published and the authors we have featured. It has been a wonderful journey, and we have you to thank for it.

As you may recall, we lost our main sponsor a while ago and things have gotten a little tight around here since then. While we’ve tried a few different options, most notably the Patreon campaign that many of you generously subscribed to, it was too little too late and we’ve finally had to accept that the gears of our little literary contraption must finally come to a halt.

Don’t despair too much, for Fiction Vortex may yet rise from the dust. A couple parties (of the business kind, not the streamers and clowns kind, though it’s hard to tell which is worse) have expressed interest in Fiction Vortex. It’s entirely conceivable that it will be pulled from the ashes, resplendent and renewed, sometime in the near future. But even if it isn’t, you’ll still be able to enjoy the stories. The site will remain live for the foreseeable future, and all stories will be available to anyone who cares to visit. In fact, we’re hoping you will revisit the “Best of” compilations for 2013 and 2014 regularly. They’re well worth it.

As you might imagine, all submissions are now closed, and email submissions will be deleted unread. Oh, and the Patreon campaign has been put on hiatus, so if you subscribed you will no longer be charged monthly.

Finally, thank you again for being part of the voyage of the good ship Fiction Vortex. Speculative fiction opens up worlds of possibilities, and that’s exactly what Fiction Vortex has done for us.

Whirling Wishes,
Mike Cluff — Editor in Chief
Dan Hope — Managing Editor

6 replies
  1. Stephen Ramey
    Stephen Ramey says:

    Thanks for a great ride, and best wishes in your endeavors wherever they may take you. It will be wonderful if Fiction Vortex does rise from the ashes, but I’m proud to have been a small part of the journey, regardless.

  2. catherine evleshin
    catherine evleshin says:

    Echoing joseps words, so sad to see quality stuff flounder in a world of dross. Keep us poster on your endeavors, and keep that sense of humor, Dan. Loved the laughs!
    Catherine Evleshin, “A Misleading Dance.”

  3. josephsale
    josephsale says:

    Really sad to read this – Fiction Vortex was one of the first places I ever got published and one of the first online magazines I started reading regularly; without you I’d never have had the confidence to go on. Hoping you can get back on your feet!

  4. Jackie Bee
    Jackie Bee says:

    Sorry to hear the sad news. Hope the “pull from the ashes” scenario will work. Anyway, I’d like to thank Mike and Dan for everything they’ve done for many readers and writers! Good luck!


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