Sunday, December 17, 2006

stats for issue 14

Here are the stats for issue fourteen:
Issue Fourteen (live from 9/15/06-12/14/06)

9/15-9/30: 29775 page views
10/1-10/31: 60608 page views
11/1-11/30: 58636 page views
12/1-12/14: 35143 page views
Total Issue 14: 184162 page views

That's a 20.29% increase over our last issue. Looks like we're trending in the right direction again.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Three Announcements

1) Issue Fifteen is live! Clicky, clicky!

Guest edited by Matt Bell, with writing by Aaron Burch, Joanne Comito, Nadine Darling, Elizabeth Ellen, Anne Elliott, Stephen Elliott, Kathy Fish, Thomas Kearnes, Davin Malasarn, Pam Mosher, J.D. Riso, J. Chris Rock, Chris Sheehan, Paul Silverman, Hailey Sowden, Fred Spears, John Sperling, Joseph Young, Mike Young, and Catherine Zeidler.

2) Issue 16 will be guest edited by Alicia Gifford, so get your subs on!

3) The winner of the 2007 Kathy Fish Fellowship is Beth Thomas. She will receive $500.00 over the course of the next year and will be published in each of our 2007 issues. Many, many thanks to all of the amazing applicants, and congratulations both to Beth and to finalists Terri Brown-Davidson and Kelly Spitzer. We can't wait to start working with Beth in the new year.

Monday, December 04, 2006

lineup for issue 15

As promised, here's a sneak preview of the lineup for issue 15, guest edited by Matt Bell. I love this issue. There are a few authors being published for the first time (one is a high school freshman!), which is always a delight, the return of some favorites, and some authors I've long admired whom we've never published. Randall Brown refers to one of the flashes as his "favoritest flash ever," and one of the flashes stylistically reminds me of what I'd write if only I had the skills. Matt did an amazing, amazing job.

Aaron Burch
Joanne Comito
Nadine Darling
Elizabeth Ellen
Anne Elliott
Stephen Elliott
Kathy Fish
Thomas Kearnes
Davin Malasarn
Pam Mosher
J.D. Riso
J. Chris Rock
Chris Sheehan
Paul Silverman
Hailey Sowden
Fred Spears
John Sperling
Joseph Young
Mike Young
Catherine Zeidler

While putting this list together, I kept finding myself wanting to make more comments about the love I have for this issue. Can't wait til this beauty goes live December 15.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Top Ten Page Views for November

Well, Almond continues to explode. Over 6,000 page views for "Pornography" last month. And an old favorite makes a return after a long absence. In other news, I'll be offering a glimpse of our lineup for issue 15 in the next few days. It's a great one. Without further ado, the top ten for November:

1. (1) Pornography by Steve Almond (6/15/05)
2. (3) Five Fat Men in a Hot Tub by Jeff Landon (9/15/05)
3. (8) Axl Rose Is My Dog by Scott Ford (12/15/04)
4. (2) Prey by Myfanwy Collins (3/15/06)
5. (4) Everything by C.B. Anderson (9/15/06)
6. (5) Twelve Steps Down by Mark Budman
7. (6) Irvin Hammers a Cat House by Mike Young (6/15/05)
8. (7) Hands by Stace Budzko (9/15/06)
9. (10) Chancing by Utahna Faith (9/15/06)
10. (NR) Brisket by Stuart Dybek (6/15/05)