Dear friends, readers, and supporters,
Unfortunately, Crab Fat Magazine is ceasing publication after our May 2020 issue. This decision is not something we take lightly as we’ve mulled it over for many months. Began in the summer of 2014 as a reaction to anti-trans bigotry, Crab Fat has provided us with so many opportunities, and given us the chance to meet and befriend so many incredible writers in the literary community. Though, as we wrap up our 6th year of publication, we have decided to say goodbye.
Over the last 2 years, we have struggled with cancer, IVF failures, significant mental health issues, and intermittent general malaise that has hampered our ability to provide the care and attention that a journal deserves. This isn’t fair to our contributors and readers, so we want to end on a positive note and not be one of those journals that just goes black without any explanation or reason. We’ve had a great run, and it’s because of the wonderful support that so many people have provided us.
We’ve always been a platform for marginalized voices. We will continue to support these voices by keeping Crab Fat alive in perpetuity online. We think it’s essential that all of the beautiful prose, poetry, and art we’ve published over the years remain intact for future reading and sharing. However, our sister press, Damaged Goods, is not going anywhere and will remain open, accepting submissions from queer and trans writers on a rolling basis.
We thank you for your years of support and encouragement. As we navigate the remainder of 2020, please stay safe and be well.
Caseyrenée and Willy