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gingerwoman
06-01-2010, 05:20 PM
Anybody know? It appears to be gone.

Medievalist
06-01-2010, 09:34 PM
Ruthie died, and Neil Anthony and Dulcie and Fr. Nat kept it going as long as possible, but the costs went up, and the subs went down, and they all had real life jobs. They wanted to pay writers and artists.

JanDarby
06-02-2010, 04:47 AM
I got a note from them before they shut down, telling contributors to the site that they were going on hiatus, hoping to reopen, but it didn't seem likely.

It's a real shame. They were lovely to work with, always paid on time, took the editing seriously and always offered a bit of praise to the writers (and presumably the visual artists too).

gingerwoman
01-21-2011, 10:56 AM
The gave me my first paying gig and were lovely. I didn't get the letter because I hadn't subbed to them in a long time. They paid a decent solid little wack of money for short stories. So sad.

Medievalist
01-21-2011, 10:58 AM
It was a great bunch of people, it really was.

gingerwoman
10-11-2013, 08:47 AM
I heard rumours they were supposed to reopen, but it seems that it never happened. The letters they used to send with their nicely sized checks were so affirming to a new writer.

Medievalist
10-11-2013, 09:01 AM
I'll pass that on. They really were serious about supporting writers and artists.

Filigree
10-11-2013, 07:50 PM
Please do. I never subbed to them, but they were well-liked in the business. A pity.

Wade Beauchamp
01-07-2014, 04:35 PM
Does anyone know how to contact Neil Anthony these days? I'd like to request his permission in using a quote of his as a blurb. Neil and the whole Ruthie's Club crew were awesome. I miss them!

veinglory
01-07-2014, 08:20 PM
That was the first online place I hung out where writing erotica felt totally normal. I miss them.

Filigree
01-07-2014, 10:15 PM
At risk of saying 'me, too', well - me, too. Ruthie's Club, and some of the erotic lit usenet groups of the early nineties, really helped me suss out the genre in positive ways.