Monday, April 1, 2019

The End is Coming

This has been on my mind for several months, and off and on for longer than that, but I've kept waffling and putting off the announcement because I wasn't sure, and I wanted to keep my options open (including the option of changing my mind) and I didn't want to dampen enthusiasm for our forthcoming books or upcoming events. But I am shutting down Crisis Chronicles Press (or at least placing it on hiatus) at the end of this year or after we have fulfilled our current publishing commitments, whichever comes first. We still have a lot of work to do, as we will be publishing ten excellent new books in the near future, participating in a ton of book fairs and other events, and keeping most of our catalog in print indefinitely. When it's done, I may still work part time in publishing, or reserve the right to do a random unanticipated Crisis Chronicles Press project here or there. But life is short and there are many more things I want to do, including focusing more on my own writing and perhaps completing my memoir and not spending every moment thinking about all the things I have to do or catch up on with seemingly no end ever in sight. I am super grateful for all the interest and support the press and I have received over the past eleven years. And what an honor and privilege it is for me to have worked with (and continue to work with) some of the best writers in the country (and several from other countries) and many from right here in Ohio. You're gonna love the new books we have coming out by Nicole Hennessy, Carolyn Srygley-Moore, Chansonette Buck (with Jillian Mardin), Alex Gildzen, Lisa Cihlar, Nick Gardner, Julie Marchand, Kent Taylor, Christopher Franke, D.R. Wagner.... And there may be a surprise tossed in as well. I love you all.

John Burroughs
Founding Editor

[For an October 2019 UPDATE, please click here.]


christina said...

aww.. well this is sad but also understandable. Yes, I get your thought about that there are other things you want to do and not just always be on a deadline for your small press. I'll be eager to see what and where you go moving forward. Please know I've enjoyed every publication. And have marveled at the level of quality and dedication you've shown to this even with so many other things going on in your life. Blessings to you as you go forward John. And thank you also for the friendship John.

Unknown said...

You have done such a service to the literary world by providing excellent publications and encouraging all your writers. I can’t imagine that anyone would begrudge you the desire to turn your life to your own creative work. Go for it!