Word Magazine Closes
, June 29th, 2012 06:22
Monthly magazine folds
Sad news today as we learn that Word magazine, which featured many a Quietus writer on its pages, will close after the August issue. The magazine's editor David Hepworth issued a statement on the Word website citing the "dramatic changes" in both the publishing and music industries in recent years, along with the current economic downturn, as the reasons for the closure.
"We would like to thank all the staff members past and present, plus the writers, photographers, illustrators, artists, PRs and advertisers who have helped make the magazine what it has been," Hepworth writes. "We also want to thank the backers who have supported us throughout. Most of all we want to thank you, the readers. Your heartfelt involvement with the magazine — via its pages, its website, its events and its podcasts — have made the last nine years one of the most satisfying periods of our working lives. Mark has written about this in greater detail in the August issue
"The website will remain open for the immediate future as a point of contact. We will be writing to subscribers with their copy of the August issue. When we came up with that slogan — 'The Word — a magazine, a website, a podcast, a way of life' — we were being a bit tongue in cheek. But it was, wasn’t it?"