I think the big thing is MMP shutting their doors. I was never paid one cent for the stories I sold. I have not been contacted by the owner and I don't expect I ever will.
In light of all the bad news about MMP, I did something good for others. I cut my hair and donated it. Just because some people in this world have to be cruel and take advantage of others doesn't mean I have to. So about 11 inches of hair was cut and will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. I chose this charity because I wanted to honor a lady who I work with (on my evil day job) who is battling cancer. So in honor of Jane, I said bye-bye to my hair.
From the response of the poll, I see that no one would buy an ezine. I think with everything on my mind the last few weeks, it didn't occur to me to let people sign up for free and sell advertising spots to pay authors for their work. So, I might add another poll for feedback on that. But in the meantime, I am planning to open review site soon. HEART...Where Romance Begins. Right now there isn't much there, but be sure to check back and add them to your blogs to follow.
I also submitted a story with Cobblestone-Press. Waiting for the answer on that story. And hoping for a better month in August.