What’s happened to SpeckLit?

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There haven’t been any new drabbles since the end of July? Why?

It turns out I don’t have the time or energy to dedicate to the webzine so that you, the reader, get a high quality experience.

SpeckLit has been a labor of love for me because I believed that the world needed a venue for short short fiction.

However, I’ve always been a advocate of “do what you love” and a strong anti-advocate for doing things out of obligation. So, when my energy and enthusiasm started moving away from SpeckLit (due to changes in my day-to-day life), I knew it was time to step back before I stopped loving the webzine and started seeing it as a chore.

Many thanks to all those who have contributed in our nearly 3 year run! And if you’re new to SpeckLit, we hope you enjoy the extensive archive of excellent 100-word speculative fiction.


8 Responses to “What’s happened to SpeckLit?”

  1. Alison says:

    So sorry to hear that SpeckLit is coming to an end! I always looked forward to reading the drabbles you published every week.

  2. Rob Butler says:

    Thanks for all your hard work Alex in setting up Specklit and keeping it running for 3 years. It’s been great for both readers and writers and I’m very sorry to see it close.

  3. Hey Alex, I appreciate your hard work on this project. Sorry to see it close. All the best going forward.

  4. Bryce Hughes says:

    Dear Alex,
    I’m glad I got to be a part of SpeckLit. Thanks for creating this space.

    Best,
    Bryce

  5. It was great to see a venue for this type of fiction and I hate to see it going away. However I understand and agree with your reasoning. – Thanks for publishing my drabbles – and for giving me the opportunity to read so many others – Cheers – and God Bless – Shawn

  6. Ma Cristina Calip says:

    Dear Alex

    Thank you for the 3 years run. All the best to you.

  7. It has been a great run. I enjoyed both reading and publishing with SpeckLit. Thank you for running it for as long as you did.

  8. Thanks for your work on this, Alex. If you ever start it back up, please let me know as I’ll happily be back on board!

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