IROSF Suspending Publication

From their website:

Seattle, WA, 12/30/2009 – After six years of publication the Internet

Review of Science Fiction (irosf.com) will cease operations after the

February, 2010 issue. Publisher L Blunt “Bluejack” Jackson and Editor

Stacey Janssen expressed their gratitude to all the subscribers, con-

tributors, authors, and especially the volunteers who made IROSF such

a success since its first issue in January, 2004.

Continuous financial shortfalls added to the challenges of publishing

IROSF, and Jackson has expressed his intent to turn to new challenges

related to the economy and logistics of Internet publishing. “What we

learned with IROSF and AEon Speculative Fiction was that neither tra-

ditional nor community-driven economic models met our needs, and that

the complexity of managing a distributed volunteer pool burned people

out, despite a steady increase in revenue and readership. Our plan is

to use this knowledge, and the ready availability of new distribution

channels, to create the kind of environment that would have empowered

the editors to achieve the success that IROSF’s superb content always

deserved.”