One year ago, we thought it might be nice to have some online content to supplement our annual print issue. Our first online issue featured only three fantastic writers”â€Gabriel Welsch, Bruce Cohen and Daphne Gottlieb. We’ve since grown and now feature twenty writers each month. We’ve added audio content. We have a blog. We’re having a contest and a chapbook competition. None of these efforts would be possible without the continued support of our readers, so we thank you for sticking with us. We’re excited about all the projects we have planned for the future and think you will be too.
Today also brings a new issue of PANK, an anniversary issue, if you will. This month, we are pleased to share the writing of Jennifer Andrews, Eric Bennett, Paula Bomer, Melanie Browne, Frank Dahai, Allura Diez, Esta Fischer, Omar Holmon, Wess Mongo Jolley, Jonathan Lyons, Donal Mahoney, Katie Manning, Lindsay Oncken, Cami Park, William Peacock, Gregory Sherl, Simon A. Smith, Steve Subrizi, K.M.A. Sullivan, Beth Thomas, William Walsh, Brandi Wells and Scott Woods.
You may also notice that the PANK website and blog are sporting a fresh new look. We thought we’d spruce up the place a bit and move to a content management platform. We have three people to thank for this fantastic new design. First, we would like to thank Peter Cole, editor of Keyhole, who answered our call on the blog for a Drupal developer. Keyhole is a fantastic magazine and press. Go, support them, now, please. Peter was extremely generous with his time and patience. He installed Drupal for us, and walked us through moving our site to that system and then was understanding beyond all reasonable expectation when Matt and I realized we were not technologically savvy enough to handle a Drupal-based system without a great deal of pain and suffering.
Enter Gene Morgan and Jenny Schief, proprietors of Supreme Value. They designed a WordPress-based platform for the magazine and exceeded our expectations on every front. They took our random ideas and turned them into the absolutely stunning Â design you see today. Â If you need any kind of design at a reasonable price, I recommend their services wholeheartedly. They are patient, generous, intuitive, professional and thorough.
We will likely experience some growing pains as we get settled into this new system, so, as the saying goes, please excuse our dust.
Contributors, changing the URLs for your work could not be avoided but we do apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit the magazine index and there you’ll find a list of all the online issues so you can update links to your work.