It's been quite a ride. These last 18 months have given me a new appreciation for the job editors do. As it is probably evident by now, the March issue was the last issue for Easy Writers. Some of you know this, but I am a college student, and will be transferring to a new school in the Fall semester. My schedule right now--between writing, homework, classes, my music, my recording schedule, my children (I have three), and various other duties, something had to give. Unfortunately, this wonderful magazine was it.
There are other reasons behind the demise of Easy Writers. One was that the ads I posted on the pages did not generate the sort of revenue I had expected. Another reason was the fact that I saw submissions dwindling and readership falling. Easy Writers simply wasn't generating the kind of following that I had hoped it would.
I started Easy Writers in September, 1999. At that point in my life I had not yet started school, I had just quit a terrible job, and I was looking for an outlet for both myself and for other writers of all genres to have a place to have their work published. I did, at least, accomplish that much.
I would like to take a moment now to thank a few people who made this magazine something great and beautiful. Firstly, Cornelia Amiri, a great writer who, with a book deal now, will, I'm sure, move on to bigger and better things. Thank you for spending some of your time with us. To Steve Lazarowitz, who wrote for Easy Writers and donated electronic books as prizes for the magazine, thank you for being there. To Donald Mason, Roger Kiser, Sr., Lori Benton, Writerlist, Gary Faw, Julie Gauthier, Trace Zaber, the late Allen Rolf, the late Miranda Cates and her sister Olivia... thank you all. And, to the readers of Easy Writers, I give you my most heartfelt thanks. I appreciate your interest and involvement in this venture. I hope to see most of you again in the near future.
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