I’m very sad to report that Murky Depths, the UK dark fiction magazine, has gone under. Here’s the relevant post from the publisher, Terry Martin. It’s a bloody shame, because Murky Depths was a consistently good magazine, with great fiction and articles, awesome illustrations and so much more. It took out the British Fantasy Award (last year, I think) and was always well reviewed. But it couldn’t stand against the tide of financial crises, e-publishing and so on.
I’m very proud to have had a story in Murky Depths while it was still going – my yarn, Mirrorwalk, is in issue 16 (pictured above). And, as the blog post I linked points out:
While Murky Depths, the anthology magazine, may be no more, it’s far from dead and The House of Murky Depths is to continue publishing paperbacks and graphic novels using the experience it has gained over the last five years. Murky Depths is dead. Long live Murky Depths.
You can still buy back-issues of the magazine until they’re sold out, so go to the site and get shopping.
Vale, Murky Depths magazine, and many thanks Terry Martin!