Happy new year, shiny peoples! 2010 was good for [PANK]. 2010 was great for [PANK]. 2010 was grand for [PANK]. Let us, together, count the ways. Â Across our print and digital platforms [PANK] reached an audience of approximately 100,000 readers in well over 100 countries around the world. Pankmagazine.com alone logged 934,513 hits and Â 152,867 visits from 75,771 absolute unique visitors. With an acceptance rate hovering around 1% Â [PANK] still managed to publish Â more than 250 writers in 2010, some famous, many getting that way, and a couple of surprising high school kids thrown in for good measure. PANK Little Books launched it’s second title, Matthew Salesses’ Our Island of Epidemics, we gave some kick ass readings, got name checked all over the map, and our readers loved us up until we were threadbare and exhausted. All of which is to say, again and again, thanks for reading [PANK], thanks for writing [PANK], thanks for supporting [PANK] in all of the myriad ways you did, whomever and wherever you are.
In 2011, hold on to your pants. PANK5 rolls off the presses this month with new work from so many great names it’ll stungun you dumb. So delicious. So tasty. So dripping in literary umami that you’d better have box of kleenex nearby when you read it. It’s gonna get messy. And after that, only three (four?) words for you, for you and your children: Â Divination in DC. Plus new titles in the PANK Little Book Series, Ethel Rohan’s Â Hard to Say and Nicolle Elizabeth’s Â Read This Shit Out Loud. PANK Presents readings in San Francisco, in Chicago, and in a city near you? Could be. We’ll be reading for PANK6, for the next twelve installments of awesome at pankmagazine.com, and we’ll be wasting scads and scads of your otherwise useful moments each day right here at the pankblog. Stay tuned. Stay hungry.