From the Abandoned Towers site:
"We’re sorry, but at this time Abandoned Towers Magazine is closed to submissions and will be closing soon unless a different publisher wishes to take it over.
If you are interested in doing so, please email us at email@example.com.
If no one steps forward, Abandoned Towers by August 1, 2011, the magazine will be taken offline.
Any previously accepted submissions that have not been published are released back to the authors."
Note especially that last bit about accepted submissions being released back to the authors. The next print issue of Abandoned Towers was to be built around my article "The Darker Side of Fairy Lore". In addition to my article, the issue was to contain seven of my fairy-themed poems, my illustration of a "Redcap", and my art on the cover. I also have a plethora of art and poetry on Abandoned Towers on-line, which will apparently vanish from cyberspace come August 1st, barring any last-minute miracles. Even if another publisher steps forward to take the reins, what is currently on-line at Abandoned Towers may not remain there. My poem published in Fear & Trembling vanished from the net when that zine closed and was subsequently re-opened by another publisher.
What makes matters worse is that I didn't receive word of this from the soon-to-be-former publisher of Abandoned Towers, a publisher and editor I thought I had a good working relationship with. I didn't hear it from the horse's mouth, as it were. Instead, I happened across it on-line when I began to wonder about the lack of news concerning the Summer 2011 issue of the zine and performed a Google search for Abandoned Towers. I discovered that Duotrope's Digest had the message about the magazine being taken off-line if no one decides to take it over by August 1st. I then went to the Abandoned Towers site, where I found the message I quoted above.
To say that I'm upset and angry right now is an understatement. On the positive side, I was already paid for everything, so I'm not out any money. I'm just out almost half of my list of forthcoming publications, and a good chunk of my publications on-line. Time to start sending those pieces elsewhere (I already have something in the works that may pan out in the end - more on that as news develops).