I had been selected as the spotlight author for the latest issue of Notes Magazine, published by Grace Notes Publishing. Harmoni McGlothlin was the publisher/editor and had sent me galleys of the publication that was supposed to come out in November. Contributors were charged for their copies, so I reluctantly purchased a couple (traditionally, contributors copies are complimentary; that fact should have alerted me that something was wrong), as did my family and friends. After I asked Harmoni several times to put up a notice on the website that explained why the publication hadnít been mailed (she claimed problems with the production company and her colleagues), she finally sent an email to everyone, saying that the magazine would be sent out no later than January 10, 2014. Of course, nothing has appeared. Iíve tried to reach her since then, but the website has been shut down and she doesnít answer my emails. Iím sorry for the people who have been mislead and paid their money upfront for a product that didnít appear. Iím also concerned about the contests Grace Notes Publishing sponsors.I paid $25.00 to enter the novel contest. That money is down the tube also.
I hope you can alert your readers to this abuse.
Lily Iona Mackenzie