J. F. Gonzalez reports that Buddy Martinez passed away on Monday, November 30. Buddy was the co-editor/publisher of Iniquities Magazine and was at one time a co-publisher of Gauntlet Press. He also occasionally dabbled in short horror fiction — most recently, his story “Anonymous” appeared in John Skipp’s Mondo Zombie.
Ellen Datlow reports that Janet Fox also passed away recently. Janet was an accomplished genre author, but is perhaps best remembered as the editor/publisher of Scavenger’s Newsletter, a monthly zine listing submission guidelines for fantasy, horror and science-fiction magazines and publishers. This was what we used before the internet came along. Suffice to say, my entire generation owes at least part of our success to Janet’s efforts.