Yes, it’s over. RIVET, one of the super slick Seattle indie magazines, is publishing its last issue. The good news is that they’re not folding, but editor Leah Baltus and company feel that it’s time to move on.
I’m sad to see RIVET’s run ending, as it was the first real print magazine to publish my fiction, but I also know that it’s for the best when it’s time to move on with other projects. With the financial support of The Shunpike, the staff at RIVET was able to fully use their talent to produce a fine magazine. Here’s what Leah had to say on RIVET’s blog:
Yes, friends, it’s true. After seven amazing years and 21 issues of RIVET, the RIVET gang is moving on to new adventures. We cannot begin to express the full magnitude of this experience nor the gratitude we feel toward the many hundreds people who have contributed work, time, energy and money to this project over the years. Together, we have defied the odds of publishing and connected thousands of readers with new work and new ideas from writers, artists and designers of all kinds.
It has been a tremendous privilege to make this magazine and we are proud of the work we’re leaving behind on your bookshelves.
Thank you, Leah. Best wishes.
October 5th, 2008 / 1:39 pm