This month we have two exciting issues. First up, is our regular June issue featuring writing from Thomas Kearnes, Joshua Helms, Ken Poyner, Hazel Foster, Jan Stinchomb, Mike Meginnis, Karrie Waarala, Keith Taylor, Karen Skofield, Alexis Pope, Christopher Newgent, Jessica Hollander, Aubrey Hirsch, Sarah Maria Griffin, Myfanway Collins, Caroline Crew, Kelly Boyker, Virgina Lee Boyker and last but never least, James Tadd Adcox. This is a damn fine issue. As our Twitter friend Lam Pham said re: the June 2011 issue of PANK, “Possibly my favorite. Stunning.” We couldn’t agree more. Start with Baboon by Jan Stinchomb and work your way through the issue from there. Everything is worth a look.
Our special issue, London Calling, edited by Kirsty Logan, will debut on 6/27 and you’re going to love the selection of work Kirsty has chosen for you.
We’re closed to regular submissions until 9/1/11. We love being open to submissions year round but this summer we’re travelling quite a bit and considering a vacation and can’t keep up with submissions as well as we’d like. We are still open and responding as usual to submissions for Little Books, This Modern Writer, and Special Issues, all of which are handled now through Submishmash.If you submitted recently, your work is still under consideration and you will hear from us shortly. Thanks for your patience!
Speaking of submissions, there’s all kinds of work that goes on behind the scenes. We want to give a shout out to our silent army of readers who make it possible for us to respond within two weeks (give or take) Â and give your work the careful consideration it deserves. These wonderful folks are Brad Green (assistant editor, extraordinaire who also has taken over assembling monthly online issues), Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, Sara Crowley, Robb Todd, Court Merrigan, Brandi Wells, Joe Stracci, Â Joseph Michael Owens, the PANK interns (who are so much more) Abby Koski, Alyssa Friske, and Kirsten Warstler, and readers emeritus, Tanya Jarrett, Doug Paul Case, and Ashley Ford. Â They are Awesome with a Capital A!