End of an Era

We have an announcement.

As of September, 2014, we are ceasing publication of The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden & Victorian Studies. This decision comes after a great deal of deliberation. We started our little magazine in 2004, with six issues a year, and have published a grand total of 30! Quite an accomplishment, we think, and a nice, round number.

We believe at PearTree Press that interest in the Lizzie Borden case has moved away from the print magazine article format and resides firmly in long-form, book-length, and more in-depth studies. The recent successes of Michael Thomas Brimbau’s novel Lizzie Borden: The Girl with the Pansy Pin (2013) and Sherry Chapman’s Lizzie Borden: Resurrections—A history of the people surrounding the Borden case before, during, and after the trial (2014) being two cases in point.

We are going to focus our publishing on books and The Literary Hatchet, a magazine of contemporary short fiction, poetry, prose, interviews, and reviews by writers from around the world. Subjects range from mystery, murder, macabre, horror, monsters, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night.

All of the past issues are for sale at our online store and on Amazon.com, so you can still get your hands on them. And we are offering quite a special: buy all 30 issues in DIGITAL format, for only $99! When you choose that from our store, that is what will be included on the disk. The entire run of The Hatchet!

We owe you, our readers, our undying thanks. Stay warm and safe, and watch out for sharp implements!

Stefani Koorey