28 June 2012

This is the End my Friends.

Dear StoryTime Readers and Contributors.

It's been a great five years but all good things come to an end.

It's truly been an awesome experience for me as the publisher and editor of this magazine, but it's time now for me to move on and focus on other projects. I want to thank every writer who contributed to the magazine and every reader who read them; I couldn't have done any of it without you.

To date, Storytime has published: 146 Short Stories, 45 Book Excerpts, and three anthologies were drawn from the best of magazine. When I started StoryTime in 2007 it was partly in response to the dire lack of African lit mags, especially online mags. In 2012 this is no longer the case I’m happy to say, with numerous online African lit mags now up and running and publishing a wide variety of quality African lit. In some small way, I think StoryTime has helped lead this prolific transition into online media, which has given voice to thousands of African writers who previously only had meagre, print only, platforms to do so.

Special thanks go to Emmanuel Sigauke who unflaggingly believed and encouraged me in this endeavour, and has edited all the African Roar anthologies with me.

The annual African Roar anthologies will continue, but we'll do it by submissions only at: African Roar submissions.

All the stories will remain available to read here indefinitely — barring a worldwide calamity wiping the Google servers.

Many thanks again to everyone,


Ivor Hartmann
StoryTime (Publishing).


Mazi Nwonwu said...

It was great while it lasted Ivor. I wish you well in your future endeavours. Your light, I am sure, will continue to burn and show the way for African literature.Was glad when I became a part of this. Sad to see it end.

Ivor W. Hartmann said...

Thanks Fred, it really was. Keep an eye out for the next African Roar anthology and AfroSF: a science fiction anthology by African writers, both coming out in Nov/Dec.

Su'eddie Vershima Agema said...

You have done us proud. We would never forget this - it was a favor to African literature.
We would miss this. May every future endeavor bring you far more.

KT said...

Sorry to see this end. We will always remember the important contribution that you made to publishing and featuring stories from all around the continent.

Ivor W. Hartmann said...

Thanks Su'eddie and Kola!

Muyis said...

Thank you so much for the good times; so proud to have been given a chance to be a part of this great movement!Good luck as you move on to greater things...

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