Into the Ruins: Spring 2019 is Almost Here, and We Need to Talk

Hi all you wonderful supporters,

First off, I have some good news. The new issue of Into the Ruins is almost here! That’s right, Issue #12 should be releasing within the next week or so and arriving in the mailbox of subscribers not long after that. This is going to be a fun one, featuring both the longest and shortest stories ever published in the magazine–and will feature part one of the first serialized story published in the magazine. Want a sneak peek? Scroll down for a glimpse of the cover.

I’ll be making an official announcement of the release soon, along with the customary links to purchase copies and an update on when subscribers should expect to see their copies. But I wanted to take a moment to talk about a few relevant things prior to this release.

First of all, as always, I would love it if subscribers could be sure to update me with any changes in your address. I don’t want your newest issue of the magazine disappearing into the ether! So shoot me an email with any updates.

Second, the release of this issue officially marks the end of Year Three. It’s kind of amazing, I have to say; time goes fast! I didn’t necessarily think I wouldn’t get to this point when I started the magazine, but I had no idea if the magazine would be successful or not. Turns out, it has been, thanks to all of you who have supported it. (Thank you so much!) It feels like an accomplishment to have three years of releases under my belt, and to have mostly stuck to the quarterly schedule the entire time.

Speaking of which, it’s time for many of you to renew your subscriptions! As I’ve noted before, the majority of subscribers are on the same yearly cycle of the magazine. As we close out Year Three and get ready to jump into Year Four, that means it’s time for many of you to resubscribe. Granted, not all of you; if you aren’t sure if your subscription has expired or not, send me an email and I’ll let you know. I’ll be sending out reminder emails to individuals soon, too. But know it’s time and want to re-up now? Great! Your support is huge. Go to for instructions on how to renew by mail or online.

Finally, speaking of sticking to the quarterly schedule, that’s not entirely true. It has slipped a little over the years and the sharp-eyed amongst you probably noticed that with this new issue, I went right from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. Where did Winter 2019 go? Well, I’ll be answering that in a future blog post, as well as in the pages of the new issue. Stay tuned.

Thanks as always,

Joel Caris
Editor & Publisher
Into the Ruins