Print subscriptions, price changes, Patreon, website & Arisia!Jan 2nd, 2015 | By Bart Leib | Category: News & Announcements
Happy 2015, everyone! Let’s work to make this year better than 2014.
We have a number of announcements regarding Crossed Genres Magazine, some of which are pretty huge changes.
First, as of today we will no longer offer print subscriptions. This is for a number of reasons, but primarily because we intend to switch to a single yearly anthology rather than two biannual anthologies. We’ve decided it doesn’t make sense to offer a “subscription” for a single book which would come at the end of a year.
Those who already have print subscriptions, your current subscriptions will be honored! Or you can contact us about switching your subscriptions to ebook. You will not be able to renew those print subscriptions, however.
The next significant change is, we will be raising prices for one-year ebook subscriptions from $15/year to $24/year. We’ve been working hard to avoid this, but unfortunately the reality is that it’s unlikely we’ll be able to keep CG Magazine going as a SFWA-qualifying market without this change. Raising our subscription costs to $24/year brings us in line with most other SF/F zines, and is still well under the subscription cost of many others.
This change will take effect on February 1, 2015. This means that if your subscription ends in January, you can renew at the lower price until January 31! We felt it was only fair to offer a grace period of sorts. New subscribers can also take advantage of this.
Very soon, we will be launching a Patreon! Many readers have expressed a desire to support CG via Patreon rather than standard subscriptions, so we’re going to make that happen. We’re working on the structure and details, figuring out some incentives to keep it interesting and worthwhile, and hope to have something ready for you in late January. If you’re considering subscribing or renewing, and think Patreon sounds more appealing, consider waiting a little.
Our new website has seen some greater delays than we’d expected. But we’re in the home stretch and hope to unveil it later this month. The anticipated new submission system, store, and layout are very close to being a reality!
We will be at Arisia from January 16-19 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston! Come find us at our dealer table and say hi! We’ll have copies of all our titles, including Long Hidden, as well as Daniel José Older’s new novel Half-Resurrection Blues!