Rubbish news from The Slaughtered Bird – turns out that site administrator Chris can no longer afford the time or the expense to maintain the site. It seems that nobody else has stepped up to maintain it – I certainly haven’t the time – and so it has closed its doors.
The Bird will no longer be open to submissions but the site itself will remain extant until January 2019, when its current contract will lapse and it will be taken down.
I’m thinking of collecting my fifty-odd articles into a free ebook for anyone to download from this site when the dear old Bird finally closes, but there’ll be no progress on that for a while yet. .
For more on Chris’s decision, see his post here: The Slaughtered Bird to close.