The zine has been doing very well. The readership is growing and I am pleased at the feedback. However, the balance sheet has dipped into the red for the first time since Loviatar began. I studied the ledger today and realized that all I need to do to make ends meet is to suspend the policy of accepting letters and trades as payment. I have to watch the bottom line and spending $25-$30 a month to print and mail trade issues is a bit much. If you multiply that $25-$30 per month by the five issues published so far, you can see that trades have cost me nearly $150.
I am not happy about this and feel that it runs contrary to the spirit of zine publishing, but I think it's the only way to move forward.