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The Writer Magazine ‘Will Go on Hiatus’ After 125 Years

The Writer magazine ‘will go on hiatus’ after 125 years of helping writers with their craft.

Editor Jeff Reich sent an email to contributors today: “I’m sorry to announce that The Writer magazine will go on hiatus after the October 2012 issue, which is in production now. Kalmbach Publishing Co., which owns The Writer, is currently looking for a buyer for the magazine, and our hope is that The Writer will re-emerge under the careful stewardship of a new owner.”

The magazine celebrated its 125 anniversary in January. It was founded in 1887 by Boston Globe reporters Robert Luce and William H. Hills. We have reached out to the company for an official statement and will update when they respond.

Here’s more about the magazine:

In our first issue, editors —both reporters at the Boston Globe—spelled out nine goals for the magazine, including these: To give plain and practical hints, helps, and suggestions about preparing and editing manuscripts. To collect and publish the experiences, experiments, and observations of literary people, for the benefit of all writers. To aid young writers in reaching the public by advising them how to make their copy salable. One hundred twenty-five years later, our mission remains unchanged: To inspire, instruct and inform writers at all skill levels.

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