Okay. Here’s the bare-bones summary.
Helix is a magazine that has published some excellent stories and poetry. However, for a number of reasons (most of which are detailed here), I feel I can no longer support it.
A number of Helix authors have put up Transcriptase, a site dedicated to reprints of works originally published in Helix. Among them is my short story “Funeral Games,” which originally appeared in the July 2007 issue.
It’s been difficult for me to articulate how I feel about all this. I loved the stories and poetry that appeared in Helix, and I was proud to have one of my stories in such company. But I don’t want to support, even tacitly, a magazine whose representative has acted in this manner.