Editor’s Note – Issue #23

This might just be the best issue yet. It’s certainly a big one, mainly because we got a little behind schedule on posting it, and meanwhile, great submissions kept coming in. We have some real heavy hitters in this issue. There’s new fiction from Diane Thomas-Plunk, Dan Leach, Sean Jackson, Mindy Friddle, S. F. Wright, and William Garland, plus another essay by our frequent contributor Terry Barr. In the poetry section, we have work from Scott Howdeshell, J. G. McClure, D. R. Goodman, Billy Palmer, Mercedes Lawry, Judith Skillman, Suzanne Rhodenbaugh, and Marc Harshman. We are especially pleased to feature visual art in this issue by two old friends Merrilee Challiss and Panhandle Slim.

A couple of announcements:

  • We are currently looking at submissions for online issue #24, which we estimate will be out in March or April.
  • We will start taking submissions for our print issue #4 in January. If you’ve been published in one of our online issues in the past year, your work will automatically be considered for the print issue, but space is limited.

All of us here at Steel Toe hope you had a marvelous Thanksgiving holiday and will have an even more wonderful winter holiday season. We have a stack of papers to grade that is taller than we are, so that’s the end of the transmission for now. See you soon.

–M. David Hornbuckle