Busy, busy, busy summer. Much thanks to all who have submitted the past two months. We’ve been slowly curating our submissions and preparing for our third issue this year.
My goal for the future is to revert to a two reading period schedule, which would decrease our issues per year to two (probably one in the spring and one in the winter). 4 online issues a year is a little too much for me to format online at the moment, but we hope that a smaller window for opportunity will warrant more submissions, more classified ads to draw in more writers, and overall more quality submissions received. This will probably take effect the beginning of next year.
I consider the issues in this, our first year, to be our mission statement: this is the kind of work we’re looking for. 4 issues in our first year is a way to get some meat on the table, so people understand what we like, and have plenty of back issues to see if their work meets our editorial eye. I’m very proud of the work we have chosen to publish thus far, and consider our first year a great success.
With this new change, we’ll also look to feature photography more prominently each issue. Instead of pairing them with stories or poems, we will have them front and center on our issue pages. I want people to be exposed to our published photography as much as they do our writing.
That’s all for now!