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'Anthro' comeback is announced

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Quentin “Cubist” Long, editor/publisher of online literary magazine Anthro, has announced its comeback starting on 1 September with issue #31, September-October 2011:

IT LIVES! It seems that a lot of you have been under the impression that ‘Anthro’was dead. Pushing up daisies. An ex-netzine. And it’s true; given the evidence at hand, we have to admit that ‘Anthro’ certainly looked like it had assumed ambient temperature. What happened? A fair amount of personal stuff got in the editor’s way, much of which can be summarized as, ‘Man, that Real Life sure does suck sometimes, huh?

Fortunately, the suckage has stopped sucking. And that means the editor can get back to doing what he does so well – namely, producing new issues of ‘Anthro’. [cont.]

Anthro, with a mixture of fiction, poetry, comics, articles, columns, interviews, and editorials, appeared in thirty bimonthly issues from September-October 2005 to July-August 2010, then stopped updating without any word, although all issues have remained online. It was assumed to be dead, but Cubist now says that it was just dormant.

Things aren’t completely nailed down as of this writing (13 August), but we can say that current plans call for the next issue (#31) to ‘go live’ on 1 September, with succeeding issues to appear on a bimonthly schedule.

The bottom line is that in just a couple of weeks, there will be more of the new, high-quality furry material you’ve hopefully come to associate with Anthro. In the meantime, we invite you to review our 30 existing issues, all of which will remain on the ‘Net indefinitely, if the editor has anything to say about it – and he does! Thank you all for browsing Anthro.

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Some of the reviews I've been posting here were originally intended for Anthro, so I'm happy it's getting back on its feet! If anyone's inclined to write columns, essays, reviews - or generally any longer-form stuff that might not fit an immediate-fandom-news format, Anthro would probably be interested. They also take short story submissions. Ack, now I have to divide my writing between Flayrah and Anthro! :P

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Hmm... Competition... Bad for people on Flayrah but good in the broader sense.
Of course if you have to pay for it it's not likely to have much of an effect, especially when there are free alternatives. It'd have to be really good. I'd want to write for them if I could get paid but since Paypal won't let me receive money in my country (except if you are with a specific bank) I can't get the money anyway. I'll be staying here then.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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To my knowledge, Anthro's never been a paying market, but you don't have to pay to read the issues, either.

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Their sales contract suggests they pay 75% of profits from ANTHROlogy in $25 chunks. (I don't know if anyone's made $25.)

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*nods* I meant the magazine itself; I forgot about the anthologies. $25 seems like a pretty high threshold now that writers have resources like Smashwords who'll pay out at $10.

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I have been included in ANTHROlogy One, Two, and Three, and I have never been paid anything. But if I remember correctly, I told Cubist that he could keep any money owed to me, because I am in a convalescent hospital on Medicare and MediCal and they don't allow permanent patients to have their own money. Any income goes directly to Medicare to reimburse it for my medical expenses (which are greater than my income).

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Whoops. I looked somewhere and it looked like you had to pay. If it's free then that's cool.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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Anthro is free to read online, but every so once in a while a hardcopy version is offered (on CD or on paper, I forget). I've told the editor to keep my Anthrology proceeds, if any. Most furry zines have never been for pay.

I don't think the site will be too much competition for Flayrah; Flayrah's posting schedule is very frequent, while Anthro's is every two months.

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???
Here it is the fourth and no anthro magazine.

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The 6th, and still nothing.

Fred Patten

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Now the 13th, and still nothing.

Fred Patten

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In fairness, he may be waiting on contributors who didn't quite have time to submit before the deadline.

Flayrah's pretty slow, too; I'm juggling work and a move to Texas this week. (Apologies to recent contributors!)

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I did throw another review at him at the last minute, but I don't know what his time is like...

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For the record, it's now Sept. 29th and there is still no new issue of Anthro.

Fred Patten

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Thanks for the update.

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Does anyone know what happened to Anthro? Seems as if they went on another hiatus after issue 32 (nov/dec 2011).

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Cubist (Quentin Long) was forced to move at almost no notice due to the death of his landlord and the selling of his house by the new owner in late February/early March. I got this e-mail from him at the end of March: "Hello, Fred! Yes, I've found a place to live -- and the rent is a good $190/month less than what I had been paying in the previous location. At present, I'm still moving my stuff; there's a lot of it, and I'm working by myself, sigh. Barring an act of Ghu, I should be done with all the schlepping, and securely housed in the new place, by no later than 1 April." The new issue of Anthro should be online in the next couple of days.

Fred Patten

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a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics