In a heartfelt post on their blog, Editor Scott R. Jones has announced the immediate closure of Martian Migraine Press after five years of operation, cancelling both of the upcoming anthologies.
Citing “personal, financial, and health concerns”, Jones states that MMP has this year failed on all four counts of his basic objectives for running the operation:
- Writers and artists would be paid on time for their work
- The books would drop in a timely manner
- Communication would be timely and transparent
- Promotion for the titles would be the best possible given the resources available.
Jones also admits that focusing on his own writing career has been to the detriment of the Martian Migraine Press, stating that “I recognize and regret the hypocrisy of this.”
In what is an incredibly difficult market for both small presses, such as Martian Migraine Press, and the authors published by them who are themselves looking for a big breakthrough, it is no surprise to see another press close down.
You can read Jones’ full post, which almost reads like a confession, on the Martian Migraine Press website.