Greetings from the great desert of Alabama where it hasn’t rained in (insert Biblical measurement) of time. We even had a big rain prayer day at Railroad Park, but it didn’t take. God is still angry at us for electing a misogynist, racist, xenophobic, half-wit to the White House. Well, despite all that, we all seem to have survived Thanksgiving and maybe this tasty little collection of literary comfort foods will get you through to the end of the year.
In this issue, we have fiction from: Michael Hammerle and Barbara Nishimoto; creative non-fiction from Terry Barr, Cameron Hunt McNabb, Megan Newcomer, and Renae Tucker; poetry from Keith Donnell, John Sullivan, Charles Kell, Daniel Moore, Jim Murphy, KA Webb, Hilary Sideris, and Bill Pruett. You’ve seen a few of these names in our TOC before, a couple of them more than once. There are old friends we haven’t had an opportunity to publish before and new friends that we welcome to the family. This is the kind of list we like to see.
Update on the Print Issue
I know some of you are wondering what is up with our Print Issue #4. We are still going over the proof copy with our detail-oriented copy editors, and we hope to have the final manuscript to the printer soon. The t-shirts are printed and look fab.
It’s still not too late to donate to our “Go Fund Me” campaign and reserve an advanced copy.
They will be printed by the end of the year, we assure you, and we HOPE to mail out all the contributor copies by Christmas. Fingers crossed.
–M. David Hornbuckle