So, as you probably know, the Modern Dispatch is one of the accomplishments I'm the most proud of professionally.
E-zines usually don't last 115 issues. Sometimes the issue is quality or sales, a lot of times its just will. The first pay issue of the Dispatch (issue #2) was released in December 2004.
Three years is a long time to do anything, especially a pay e-zine, ESPECIALLY one that was weekly for a good part of its run.
Through that time, the magazine has gone through a lot of changes.
Other publishers started contributing regularly, including some of our most Distinguished Competition, such as Ronin Arts, Adamant, 12 to Midnight.
We've split off the Post-Apocalyptic genre into its own e-zine.
And most recently, the zine went back to being mostly us, with some outside contributions and monthly.
With Modern20 out, and selling really, really, well, that brings another set of questions and issues about the e-zine's future.
I'm sure at this point you're expect some big announcement.
If I really was Marketing Man, I wouldn't be posting this till we'd made up our minds.
But I've been making a habit since I started Modern20 of posting things sooner than I should and it's worked out so far.
So there's not big announcement, just me articulating the thoughts behind some discussions Chris and I are having internally right now, about where we go from here.