The final issue of Archery Focus magazine has been posted. Whew!
The final issue is immense! It is twice the size of regular issues because I didn’t want to turn away any author from a spot in the final issue.
Archery Focus magazine was launched by Rick McKinney, Yoshi Komatsu of Japan, and Denise Parker in 1997, stimulated by the success of the 1996 Olympic Games and the success of Yoshi’s magazine in Japan (Archery). Claudia and I took it over in mid-1999, so of the 149 published issues of AFm (only five issues were produced in Year One), we were responsible for 135 of those, so:
- 135 editorials written
- 135 covers designed
- 135 issues laid out
- 1513 articles published (out of 1647 total)
- I personally wrote 254 articles (excepting editorials and 21 of those articles had co-authors)
- 1513 articles edited
- a gazillion emails sent and received
- thousands and thousands of photos cropped and adjusted
Yeah, I am pooped and it was time to pull the plug.
I know, I know, what have I done for you lately?
We will continue on in a number of ways. We are striving to find ways to make the thousands of helpful AF articles available to people well into the future. We will have a presence on the Internet (https://archeryeducationresources.com , https://watchingarrowsfly.com ). I will continue posting on my coaching blog (https://archerycoach.wordpress.com) to which you can submit questions. I will continue to do remote coaching and advising those of you who want to get published.
And now I will shut up about it.