Thursday, September 24, 2009

There's More to the TriQuarterly Story

Just need to let you know about a disturbing update to yesterday's news about TriQuarterly shifting to an online-only publication. Apparently, the transition has taken place far more abruptly than the press release would have us believe. An e-mail from the journal's associate editor, republished here, reveals more to this sad story. And it's just not nice.


Celeste said...

Wow. This is such sad news. I feel a special attachment to TriQuarterly, as they were the first journal ever to accept one of my short stories And it sounds like the university didn't handle this well at all. It's a terrible shame.

I'm going to post something about this on Fiction Writers Review (crediting and linking back to The Practicing Writer, of course)--because I have more to say, and because more people should be taling about this story. Thanks so much for posting this, Erika.

jublke said...

The contrast between the tone of the press release and that of the E-mail is striking. Thanks for letting us know.

Erika D. said...

Interestingly, the story seems to have been bigger "news" on the academic sites this week (Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Ed have both covered it) than among the major writing/publishing ones. Which is actually how I first learned about it, from my university "day job" online reading.