Quick update – good news & bad news

Whenever someone says, “I’ve got good news and bad news,” which do you ask to hear first?

Me, I always want the bad news first – I guess so the conversation will end on a happier note.

So the bad news is that we’ve had to make the difficult decision to skip our planned September issue. We don’t want to put out a rushed or poorly-presented edition, you know? And we have some fantastic works on deck for publication, so the next issue – which will launch on Dec. 21st – is going to be SO FREAKING AMAZING I CAN HARDLY STAND IT.

And that’s not even the good news! The good news is that with the funds raised from submissions and donations in support of our first issue in June, we were able to pay our contributors to that issue AND make a donation to Soul Fire Farm, a fantastic non-profit that we’re proud to support. So if you kicked in a Tip Jar submission of your work before June 21st, or donated in appreciation of our awesome first issue, please know that those funds are making a real difference in the world, and THANK YOU.

rrrrgh….

Beloveds, our free submissions are once again on hiatus on Submittable. We are sorry for this. It’s fucking frustrating.

We are looking at other ways to manage our submissions so we can just offer free submissions throughout the year without them getting yanked away from us every damn month.

In the meantime, if you are eager to submit now now now, Tip Jar submissions are open for $5. If you don’t mind waiting until June 1st, free submissions will reopen that day.