Saturday, September 22, 2012

Some changes at SxSE

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for the upcoming issue. We're reviewing your submissions now and will be in touch with our decisions within a couple of weeks.

It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that we're announcing editorial changes at SxSE. After a dozen years at the helm, Stephen Addiss is stepping down as the managing editor. Many thanks to him for all of the thought and work he's put into the journal over those years.

I'll be taking the reins as we go forward, starting with issue 19:3. The only operational change you should notice is in the addresses you send your submissions to. Our new mailing address and email address are both in the sidebar on the right. We'll keep the same deadlines, schedule, and prices, and publish according to the same standards as we have for years.

I've considered Steve to be a mentor since I started learning about haiku from him as an eager undergrad almost 20 years ago. So it's both intimidating and invigorating to pick up his work with SxSE.

My main work these days is as a book artist, so I look forward to giving SxSE a facelift. You can look for aesthetic changes in the issues ahead -- maybe even some handmade issues if we can swing it.

In the meantime, thank you for your support, your patience as we make these changes, and as always, for sending us your work. That's the only reason we can exist.

Best wishes this autumn -- Josh Hockensmith

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