I’d like to start the new year with some announcements, and a request.
This fall has brought a lot of changes to the Broad! staff. Two of us moved across the country in the past few months! I started grad school, while Brittany began an exciting and promising career in literature. Unfortunately, however, she no longer has the time to devote to Broad! she once did, and she has decided to step down as fiction editor. We wish her the best of luck in her new job and new city.
Though we’re sad to see Brittany leave her position, we are happy to announce the addition of new fiction editor Kendra Fortmeyer: she’s an excellent writer, a lovely friend, and a recent MFA graduate from UT Austin. Kendra’s brimming with ideas and I look forward to hearing each one of them.
The major life changes which overtook us this fall have only emphasized the difficulty of running a website and litzine with only three people. The time commitment Broad! requires has multiplied substantially since its inception––which, while super exciting, is sadly growing unmanageable with the size of our staff. You may have noticed that Broad! hasn’t been updating this blog as much as we used to do, for example. I would like to take this opportunity to ask for volunteer readers: people we can send batches of (anononymized) submissions for their recommendations.
Submissions to the journal reopen on January 1. I’m thrilled to announce that Summer 2014 will be our first themed issue (!!), with a prompt of “mothers.” Do with that what you will; submissions will be open from January to April 1. As always, email your subs to email@example.com, and guidelines can be found via the Submissions tab above.
We can start sending out submission batches to volunteer readers by mid-January. If you are interested in volunteering, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief cover letter that includes your name, any relevant background, and which genre you would prefer to read for (e.g., prose or poetry).
Thanks for sticking with us, and a happy New Year!