Friday, January 23, 2009

Wind of change blows at Forbidden Fruit--veinglory

Fiona Glass, founder and former editor of the original slash magazine Forbidden Fruit, is making her bows and leaving after seven years. The new editorial team which is taking over on a full time basis currently consists of Stan Ridge, Nigel Purchase, Alex Hogan, Piet Bach and Liz Nicholson. The zine is edging away from its original slash roots and aligning itself more closely with the traditional gay male market. It will still be seeking original slash submissions but these may no longer form the main focus of the zine and the shift will soon be reflected in an exciting new look.

Says Fiona, "Due to sheer lack of time I'd already stepped back from the day-to-day running of the zine into more of a consultancy role. With the shift in emphasis I feel I have less in common with Forbidden Fruit these days and it seemed like a good time to step aside and move on to new projects.

"I would very much like to thank everyone who has been involved with creating and running Forbidden Fruit with me over the years - my co-founder, my editors (not least Emily Veinglory herself), all our brilliant writers and artists, and perhaps especially, the readers. I wish the new team every success with the current, and any future, form of the zine and am looking forward to putting my feet up for a well-earned rest!"

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