When we first started this blog, we didn’t really have a plan. We thought it might be fun to have a conversation with ten or twenty folks each week and get news out there about our work. Â Since that first, tentative post last September, this has always been a collaborative effort.
Our initial posts were mostly about announcing new issues and sharing links of interest and whatnot. We’ve evolved in ways we didn’t really expect. Now we’re sharing opinions and interviewing folks. We have no idea what we’ll try next.
We have been very pleasantly surprised that you all seem to enjoy reading the blog as much as we enjoy writing for it. Today we’re listing some of our favorite blog posts from the past ten months. It’s like the very special recap episode of your favorite show, only better!
Matt gets analog.
We randomly, psychotically rant about why cats and literature rarely go well together.
We get an awesome rejection response from an angry poet.
We feel old and crotchety and fret about some things.
We answer some FAQs.
We write a love letter to cover letters.
We examine some definitions of PANK.
We talk about stories that stay with us, for better or worse.
We get a random, awesome Polaroid in the mail.
We explain why your submission may have been rejected.
We advocate for honest arrogance among writers.
We share an awesome spam message and then the real life Â subject (who had nothing to do with the spam) responds!
Admin note: If you won a copy of the Short Story Month book from Dzanc, you will get your copy. They didn’t arrive before I went out of town. They’ll be sent out on August 15, so hang tight! Â And despite our editorial wanderings, we do remain open for business in all other ways. God bless the Internet. Amen.