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Journal Entry: Fri Oct 3, 2008, 10:11 AM

I want to give you all an explanation on why Issue 9 still hasn't been released, and to apologize.

I know you all have heard it a thousand times before, but I am sorry that the issue is late.  This time I can't even point to some life crisis to blame it on, it's just been my lack of motivation.  100% my fault and it does feel like I've failed those few staff that are still with me.  To those staff, I'm truly sorry and please don't run off on me!

As you may have heard we are extremely short-staffed here at dA Zine.  This next issue will have some blank spots and other spots that would have been blank have been filled with my desperate attempts at journalistic writing.  I promise I won't be offended if none of you read them!

That lack of consistency of staffing takes it's toll on those few of us who have been here since the beginning. It is extremely difficult mentally to get yourself to complete an issue when you know that the next issue will be at least as difficult to gather content for.  There is a lot of disappointment involved that often outweigh the joy of another good issue.  Working full time as a graphic designer doesn't  help when the last thing I want to do after a day of design is to come home and design some more.  On top of that, my fellow founders have started college and can no longer assist me as they have in the past.  It is because of these reasons that I've debated back and forth with myself over the past month on if Issue 9 should be the last or not.

I have decided that I will keep going with dA Zine however on a far less formal basis.  The structure will partially revert back to previous structures in that articles will be included on an as-submitted basis.  Features will remain the same, as will the critiques and parting shots.  Deadlines will be much less structured (not that we ever managed to observe them anyway!) but hopefully not having so many 'rules' to follow for our staff and myself should make them easier to meet.  And hockey season starts in 2 weeks for me so my free time will be extremely limited.

We do what we can with the hand we are given.  Thank you for reading this far and I hope I can get Issue 9 to you in the coming weeks.
( GoaliGrlTilDeath )

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Pinkiederp Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I really love your zines!
If I ever have any work to submit, may I?
What kinds of things are you looking for?
And do you have an age rating on the content? I tend to do more adult language and the topics I love tend to be consider adult as well.
Thank you!
Daartjuh Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your magazines !!
I think im gonna read them one by one at school (: or something(dont know how to say that)
when are the new dA magazines always coming?
LouieHitman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
deepflare Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice work. how i can join to next issue?
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Waw I never knew wht zines were b4 we had to research them 4 a project. It's interesting wht you people are doing here :)
SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008   Writer
Have we died? :(
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