Fringe Magazine published its last issue this week. It's worth reading (as it always was), and worth reflecting on the great work they were able to do while running. One of the first online magazines I read that made me say, "Oh! I think there's something to this online publishing thing." It was one of a few starting points that led me into this wide wonderful world, beyond books by famous people like Thomas Pynchon and Toni Morrison and into writers who were writing now, who not that many people knew about yet (although for some, more and more would, very soon). It was part of my indie lit education, and a stop never to be missed on my reading rounds.
As so many small press and independent journals are labors of tremendous love and hard work by people who rarely get thanked for their efforts, I want to take a moment to say, Brava, Fringe editors! I will miss Fringe, and I know I won't be the only one. You were one of those sites that made the internet a more interesting, provocative, and exciting place to be reading and writing. Thank you.
Read the last issue HERE.
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