The End

a word from the editor (1)

Dear Readers and Contributors,

It is with mixed feelings that I share the news with you that the Same will not be returning with new issues in the Fall. This journal has been a labor of love from its inception, but it is a project that has proved to be unsustainable for me. Because of both financial limitations and personal considerations, I am no longer able to continue publishing the Same. 

While I am sad to be unable to continue this project that has meant so much to me and to women from all around the world, I am proud of the work we have done together. I hope readers will continue to connect with the brilliant women writers who have published their work with us through our archives and our published anthologies.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of making the Same a success throughout the duration of our publication. It has been a shining example of what beauty can be created when women support and encourage other women. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support and encouragement. It has been a pleasure!

Sincerely and with gratitude,

Rachel Holbrook

Editor in Chief

6 Comments Add yours

  1. merrildsmith says:

    Thank you for all you’ve done, and good luck with your future endeavors, Rachel!


  2. Katie Sherman says:

    Not going to lie – I’m a little heartbroken. What a beautiful publication the same was for a sparkling moment. In the landscape of literature, she will be missed.


    1. Thank you, Katie.
      I have a secret hope that some wonderful woman with a passion for women and literature and more time to devote than I have right now will come along and take up the mantle. It’s hard to just end it, but my own writing career is (I hope!) taking off and demanding more and more time. Now that I have finally graduated, my husband and six kids deserve a little bit more of me, as we are heading into a very busy/demanding time in all our lives. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with so many talented women like yourself! ~Rachel


  3. uvr2002 says:

    Dear Rachel

    Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. Thank you for all your efforts and I hope it will return at some point in the future. All the best to you in your writing career and personal life.




  4. Thanks for your support of women writers, and for publishing my work. Good luck in your next chapter of life…


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