A temporary goodbye

Due to a misunderstanding of copyright law, I’m having to pay a fee for the misuse of an image on Dystopic. I’ve now taken down every image on the website (except those made by me and front covers of books) as I don’t want to take any chances. As a result, Dystopic looks pretty ugly and unfinished right now, but I’m not going to do anything about that just yet.

This has been a massive blow for me – I run this blog alone, with technical support from Carl Doherty – so I’ve decided to take a break from Dystopic. And from writing in my spare time in general.

While I accept this whole situation was my fault, it has left me feeling bitter and hopeless. I’m giving up now so I don’t give up permanently. I need to remember why I started doing all this in the first place.

I just wanted to thank everyone who has supported Dystopic since 2012, and those who have sent me their work to review.

I’ll be back when I’m ready, whenever that will be.

Emily created Dystopic in 2012 after requiring an outlet for her love of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction. Her debut dystopian novel 'These Unnatural Men' was self-published in 2018, and her collection of short stories 'Foreground' was self-published in 2020.

One thought on “A temporary goodbye”

  1. To reiterate words heard and seen everywhere at present; stay home, stay safe and take care of yourselves.  I very much look forward to speaking to you all and seeing you soon; but goodbye for now.

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