Update and Our Future
We were originally going to make this post at the end of the month, but we just couldn't find a reason to wait, so here it is.
It’s been a crazy handful of years, and we’ve been able to bring you so many titles that we’re so proud of.
Earlier this week, we sent out an email to our novel/novella/novelette authors, as well as our anthology editors. In short, the years haven’t been kind to us financially, more-so as of late. We end up operating all of our conventions as a loss despite employing as many cost-saving items as we can, and we just don’t have the sales online to make up for our operating costs. All that is soon to be combined with yet another raise in the cost of printing (and paper across the board).
Unless we end up with a miraculous Q4 2021, and can be reasonably confident that sort of momentum is going to carry forward into 2022 and beyond, we are unfortunately going to have to use our last two conventions in 2022, Anthro New England and Anthrocon, along with online sales in the interim, to clearance out the rest of our stock. After Anthrocon, we would be closed permanently. We will have that answer for sure at the start of 2022, but right now things are not looking positive.
In the meantime:
- We sent out an email to the authors for “1921: Furries in Fedoras” earlier this week saying that we’ve had to cancel that anthology. For those wondering, this is why.
- We will be sending out an email to our authors of “Selections of Anthropomorphic Regalements: Vol 2” in just a moment that will also be canceling that anthology.
- We are not taking any more submissions until we have our final decision, which includes sequels and other solicited submissions.
We’ve been desperately hoping it wouldn’t come to this, but it’s finally time to face the facts. We are sorry to be bringing this news to you all, and we thank you so much for all the support you’ve given us over the years.
Regardless of what happens with our publishing imprints, Ottercorrect Literature Services, and our editing services as a whole, will continue on. We will also continue to allow third-party distribution of our titles up until the end, as those titles will ship out direct from the printer. This includes our publisher and distributors within the fandom, as well as outside websites, such as Amazon.
Goal Publications/Fanged Fiction