I submitted and paid a $10 entry fee to Abandoned Towers magazine for a contest that closed in May. The finalists were supposed to be released in June, but there has been no word from them at all. I sent them 5 queries, and they only responded to one about a month ago that says "we'll be sending out an explanation soon". Still nothing.
Before I file a dispute with PayPal to get my money back for the entry fee, I was wondering if anyone had any insight into the magazine or the competition. I obviously can't be the only one in this boat. They're still making Tweets every few days or so with information about the magazine, and they seem to be releasing new fiction. It doesn't SOUND like a scam, but I could buy a lot of cookies with that $10.