Posted on: March 4th, 2012 All Good Things

Dear Brain Harvesters -

It’s with heavy hearts that we announce an end to our Brain Harvesting activities. It’s been a good run, but all good things must come to an end. The reasons for that end are myriad: one of us is departing for a trip around the world; one of us is entering the stretch run of a PhD program; and one of us is working not to murder the other two. These obligations, and others, make it impossible to give the site the attention it deserves, especially since we don’t show ads and have been funding operations out of our own pockets.

We know that getting your work out there can seem impossible if you’re not already known in the field of speculative fiction. It’s a vicious chicken-and-egg and it sucks, which is why in the three years BH has been live our mission has been to provide a venue for the kind of fiction we like, encourage new writers, and pay them. We feel pretty good about what we’ve accomplished in the course of that mission. We only wish we could have done it longer and better.

Thanks for reading us. We’ll see you around sometime.

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25 Responses to “All Good Things”

  1. Allen K. Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I’ll miss you!

  2. John B. Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Anyone offer to take it over? I might be interested.

  3. Carol Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for the stories, and good luck with your future endeavours!

  4. Mark Hoemmen Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    We’ll miss you! Thanks for keeping this up as long as you did. Don’t let the stories get lost!

  5. JSB Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    It was a good run. Will the archives stay up?

  6. bhmedic Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Yup! The archives will stay up!

  7. Kira Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Congratulations on what you accomplished with brain harvest and good luck!

  8. James Bambury (@JamesBambury) Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Thank you for all your work and best of luck with your new directions. I’m glad the archives will remain.

  9. Sondra Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    You will be missed. This was such an excellent mag. Sending love and thanks and speculative magic!

  10. An Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    So long, and thanks for all the squamous elder things!

  11. Hel Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I’ll miss you! Good luck in your many other ventures!

  12. Todd Vandemark Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Dear Brain Harvest,

    You were an original. A risk-taker. A shelter for beautiful little orphans with sharp, crooked teeth. May you receive as much pleasure from travels, theses, and homicidal tendencies as I’ve received from your publication. Aloha.

  13. Douglas Hackle Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Alas, I showed up late to the party, so late that the party ended the moment after my feet crossed the threshold. At least I’ll have the pleasure of continuing to delve into the archives. Best of luck to the Brain Harvest staff.

  14. Steven R. Stewart Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    You were a mean shot of fiction, but no syringe is bottomless. Thanks for the fix. :)

  15. Lyn Aspey Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Brainharvesters, thank you! You gave a home to the strange, weird, inventive and downright cool. It was a fun trip. Good luck and all the best.

  16. Sandra M. Odell Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Sad face. :(

    You had a good run. Be safe, Gods speed, and may the farce be with you.

  17. Neal Jansons Says:
    March 5th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Ah, and another small publisher bites the dust. I’m sorry. Thanks so much for your efforts, and I hope that at some point you can bring it back.

  18. thomas Says:
    March 5th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Good luck with all your future endeavours! It was a wild ride.

  19. Josh S. Says:
    March 6th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Aww. Sad news, thanks for the stories, and best wishes for each of your new endeavors.

  20. David Steffen Says:
    March 6th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    So sorry to see you go! This was a great place to stop by and read a quick five-minute story when I had a few minutes to spare.

  21. Daniel Powell Says:
    March 9th, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I doubt it could have been done any better! You folks did an awesome job of presenting some top-shelf fiction over these last few years.

  22. Cezarija Abartis Says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’m sad but grateful for what you gave us.

  23. Kenton K. Yee Says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I’m so sad. You were my favorite speculative online magazine, and home to one of my best stories. I wish you could have looked into selling yourself to another journal!

  24. jim Says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks for the hard work & best wishes!

  25. Sara Ellis Says:
    March 11th, 2012 at 5:31 am

    So sorry to read this. Thanks for the great stories and best of luck!