UPDATE! The #141 issue of Space & Time magazine is postponed until this September to be combined in a Summer/Autumn issue. There will be no Winter issue. There are a few reasons this decision was made, the majority of them pandemic related.
The S&T staff has been amazing throughout this difficult time. Throughout 2020 and 2021 they have kept up. Because of it, we’ve been able to release dozens of new stories, poems and illustrations into the world in spite of it all. Collectively, we’ve had sick staff. We’ve lost loved ones, gained new family members and changed houses, and even countries.
Through out all of this, they have come through. And they do this as volunteers. Anything the magazine makes goes back into paying authors, poets and artists. The S&T family is like no other group of people I have known.
Beginning with 2022, Space & Time will continue with two issues per year. There will be a Spring/Summer #142 issue in April and a Summer/Fall #143 issue in October. We are still selecting more fiction, and then all the poetry and fiction we have purchased so far will be in this next issue. More fiction selections will be picked for the final issue of 2021.
Given the nature of what we’ve all just been through, and what looks like a repeat experience, we are buckling in. Our focus is on our speculative community of creatives and readers. Times have been weird. Times have been tough. Good thing we are both tough and weird.
Behind the scenes, we have been re-evaluating 2020 and what we all missed the most during that time: connecting with each other and having the opportunities to to continue working as artists. We’ve been thinking of ways we can fill that need beyond the Zoom calls. We are still working on things but we hope to be engaging in a whole new way very soon.
But rest assured, the magazine isn’t going anywhere. Space & Time has survived since 1966 and will continue for decades to come. Anything that was created from a high schooler and a mimeograph machine can be classified as undead, and therefore immortal. Space & Time is both, all of the above and more. There will be another update with announcements soon, but for now, I need to get back to work. I still have a magazine to finish.