I spruked the Free copy of Aurealis a couple of posts ago. They have now released some more info on the reasons for the change and to me they sound positive particularly for Aussie Writers.
Chimaera Publications has decided that a publication devoted to fantasy and science fiction should be at the forefront of change and that digital publication is the future. We believe that Aurealis will gain a much wider readership and will ultimately be able to pay contributors more with the launch of the new Aurealis. So, from October 2011 we will exploring some new worlds:
1. Aurealis will become a monthly epublication with downloads available in all e-reading formats: iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, Kindles, Kobo readers, pdfs for PCs etc. It will appear every month except December and January, which means 10 issues a year.
2. This Aurealis epublication will effectively be a merger between Aurealis print magazine and AurealisXpress. Each monthly issue will consist of 2 stories, (+ possibly 1 article),
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