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Journal Entry: Fri Jun 3, 2011, 2:49 PM


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I have some bad news for everyone. Dark Valentine Magazine will be closing its digital doors this weekend. The anniversary issue has been posted today on the site, but after today, the final issue will be archived on editor Joy Sillesen's Stony Hill Productions site, along with all the other issues of the magazine.

We plan to create a print copy of the anniversary issue later this summer and will provide updates on our Facebook group page, our twitter feed (@DarValMag) and on our individual blogs.

We had hoped to keep the site going for another few weeks, but issues with our hosting company have made that impossible.  If you have stories or art on the site, please archive to your personal computer.

Making the decision to shutter the magazine and the site was not easy. We loved working with the writers and artists who contributed so much over the past year. And we were thrilled by the support we got from the writing and artistic community as well.

We think you'll agree that we're going out on a very high note.  The anniversary issue is spectacular–from its awesome graphic cover by Jordan Boos to the 15 stories inside, illustrated, as always, by an eclectic and international cadre of artists, including :iconclockworkvirus:, :iconmarksatchwill:, :iconvictoria-poloniae:, :iconcapnflynn:, :iconjaney-jane:, :iconrosengeist:, :icontemiel:, and many others.

Thanks for a wonderful year.

We'll see you on the 'net.

--Joanne




  • Listening to: WRAS
  • Reading: Roberta Gellis-- "The Rope Dancer"
  • Drinking: coffee
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
RIP DV. :(

massive compliments out to everyone who worked to make it possible in the first place. It was an honor to be part of it.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You did amazing work, Jane. Your Snow Queen cover was especially beautiful-- I hope you're able to get some work from this. Will you be putting up your "Gossamer Yellow" pic soon?
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
right now! *posts sheepishly*
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, faved and commented! Gracias. :)
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enginemonkey Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
That's such a shame Joanne. I too enjoyed the job I did for you and was looking forward to more. I will savour the last edition. I hope we can work together again soon. Farewell DV :salute:




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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm sad too. I was really hoping we could make it into next year! Ah well... hail and farewell, Dark Valentine.
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SankofaRida Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm very sad to hear that! I really did enjoy working with you on the magazine!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too! Did you have time to save your pic off the site? It's beautiful.
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SankofaRida Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have the original files, but I didn't see the issue with the Swamp story!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That was the spring issue. Don't worry, it's all on archived on Joy's StonyHill Productions page: [link]
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SankofaRida Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ok Thank u!
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