PANK Magazine To Close Its Doors At Year's End
Very sad news broke this morning: PANK Magazine, a literary mainstay since 2006, will cease all publication at the end of the calendar year, according to the magazine's blog. No reasons for this decision were given in the brief post, which was cosigned by the primary publishers/editors M. Bartley Seigel and Roxane Gay. They did however disclose that one final print issue and two online issues will appear before PANK closes its doors.
The "letter of resignation" ended with this bittersweet passage:
We are immeasurably proud of our publications and have boundless gratitude for all the staff, contributors, and each and every reader who has labored alongside us over the last decade. It's been an immensely gratifying ride. PANK loves you.
No word on whether the website and its fiction archive will remain active.
If you're not familiar with PANK, you're missing out on some damn good writing. The magazine published pieces from LitReactor instructors Joshua Mohr and Richard Thomas, as well as a wonderful bit of magical realism from Tessa Mellas, just to name a few. Go check them out.
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