Specifically, my suggestion to cut back on the nonfiction in the magazine and focus more on the fiction. If you read his announcement, that’s what Adams is doing with the two magazines. He’s cut the nonfiction back considerably, while leaving the amount of fiction the same. Actually that’s only true if you read the magazine online. If you subscribe, there’s an exclusive novella with each issue.
In other words, here’s a publisher who realizes people read his magazine primarily for the fiction, and furthermore he’s taking steps to ensure they get what they want. I said this was the smart way to run a fiction magazine when I reviewed the last issue of RoF. Now that someone with the credentials of John Joseph Adams thinks the same thing and is willing to act on that idea, I’m going to say “I told you so.”
I wish Mr. Adams and his magazine the greatest success. Oh, and I told you so.