Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Issue Ten Stats

Here are the stats for issue ten:
Issue Ten (live from 9/15/05-12/14/05)
9/15-9/30: 23154 page views
10/1-10/31: 40187 page views
11/1-11/30: 36870 page views
12/1-12/14: 16111 page views
Total Issue 9: 116322 page views

Which is up by 8% over issue nine, so we're still moving in the right direction. Based on the bumps we've been getting these last two issues, it'll probably be another year or two before we break 200,000 page views per issue. That said, I'm pretty happy being over 100,000 for a literary magazine.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Issue Eleven

Happy holidays, everyone! As an early present, may we offer our eleventh issue, an absolute beauty guest edited by the one and only Myfanwy Collins? Please do take a look. Heart-filling and/or breaking fiction by Eve Abrams, Greg Ames, Edgar Omar Avilés (translated by Toshiya Kamei), Rusty Barnes, Theresa Boyar, Nadine Darling, Katrina Denza, Patry Francis, Laurie Frankel, Judd Hampton, Niranjana Iyer, Beverly A. Jackson, Erica Plouffe Lazure, Mary McCluskey, Mary Miller, Claudia Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Jim Tomlinson, Girija Tropp, and Joseph Young. Interviews with all of these fine folks, as well as bonus interviews with Myfanwy Collins and Marty D. Ison.

Click the pic and let the stories fill your heart like the Whoville Whos singing up to the Grinch.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Per Contra

Miriam Kotzin and Bill Turner have just launched their new project, Per Contra. Definitely worth a looksee. In their first issue, there are meaty interviews with writers Randall Brown and Richard Burgin, and artist Al Gury. In addition to some fiction by Randall and Richard, there is also work by Kay Sexton and Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz. And an article about flash fiction by Miriam Kotzin, which includes snippets of interviews conducted with Robert Shapard and Edward Thomas (the Norton Flash and Sudden anthologies), Debi Orton (Flashquake), Mark Budman (Vestal Review), and li'l ol' me.

Great work, Miriam and Bill!

NaNoWriMo'ers, I salute you.

To all those of you brave, undaunted warriors writers who completed your novels during November this year, I salute you. Take great pride in your accomplishments. I bowed out very early this year for a number of reasons. Having not yet reached a true crunch time at the end of the month, I can only imagine how difficult it must be to complete NaNo. To each of you, incredible admiration and respect. In particular, I'm proud of the folks from the Zoe office who finished: Bill , Cheryl, Georgiana, Linda, Michelle, Bailey, Sharon, Barbara, Drea, Maureen, and Didi (and I imagine there were other Zoers who finished, too, who weren't in that specific office; congratulations to you, too!); and to my pal CG from RTVW. Way to go, all of you!