Friday, 3 August 2012

Contributor copies outside EU

We regret that from issue 11 of Turbulence, we will no longer be able to send contributor copies of the magazine to outside the EU. Contributors outside the EU will in future receive pdf versions of the publication.

This decision has been taken following a recent increase of Royal Mail's postage rates by 50% for deliveries outside the EU. As you are doubtless aware, Turbulence runs on a shoestring budget and as such simply cannot afford this increase.

Faced with unsustainable losses, we had three choices for the future of Turbulence:

1 - close the publication permanently.
2 - decline all works originating outside the EU.
3 - provide pdf contributor copies for all non-EU contributors.

We feel that choosing the third of these was by far the best option. We wish to stress at this point that no-one on the Turbulence team is paid and the editors are often obliged to put their hands in their own pockets to ensure that this project continues. Turbulence is, for us, a labour of love.

We thank you for all the support you have shown us so far, and hope you continue to submit poetry and read the publication in the future.

Many thanks
Ashley Fisher
co-editor, Turbulence