Admittedly, the title of this post is a bit dramatic, especially in the Vonnegut sense since I am not about to inform you of someone’s demise. It is still an apt phrase, though. The “it” of the sentence is Apeiron and it certainly goes, or is going. Verbage aside, I’m here to update you with what is going on at the Review. Issue nine is out and has had quite a bit of interest and many reads if the analytics are to be believed. And since analytics are numbers, I’ve heard they don’t lie. I’m not very good at math, so I’ll just accept that is true. What is also true is that Lisa has left the review on a day to day basis. She will still be the master of all things web and layout based, but slushing, editing, accepting, rejecting, and all other things magazine will be up to me and my crew.
The crew is comprised of some very interesting people. You can read about them and even look at their delightful faces on the crew section of the website. They have varying levels of expertise from advanced degrees to working their way through the required number of credit hours as interns. They are careful readers (trust me) and they care deeply for literature and the content of the magazine. AR has grown with each issue, and I couldn’t do it without them. I thought I couldn’t do it without Lisa, but since I’ve found at least five people to fill her shoes (which, oddly enough aren’t actually that big, and yet I need at least 5 people to fill them) we are going to keep going. I love this magazine. I love reading the words inside, and with a good team behind me, I believe the words will keep coming.
I am telling you all of this so you know that we’re here and the content is coming. There may be dry spells and floods, but that’s how it is. I don’t pride myself on following industry standards, mostly because I don’t care what they are and I want to do this my way. So if you feel yourself thinking that we don’t do it like everyone else, or sometimes you hear back immediately, or not for awhile this is why: it’s me. I respond with as much of a personal touch as I possibly can, and you have all been gracious and receptive to the way we do things around here. We’re going to keep at it as long as you keep submitting.
We have upcoming interviews with authors we’d like to post as frequently as we can. In fact, there’s one posting on Friday 8/21/15. Our intern, Ashley Marvel, has been writing and interviewing and having some great conversations with our authors. Keep a lookout for more content like this.
Keep reading, keep submitting.
And, as always, happy writing.