Monday, December 9, 2019

Updates, part 4 - Back From Hiatus

It's about time, right?

Yall'll have to forgive me. Not a lot happens in the trailer park during college football season. As of this writing it's championship Saturday and the Dawgs are playing LSU in the SEC championship game in a couple of hours. How that game goes will depend on how the rest of my weekend goes.

Another contributing factor to Story and Grit's hiatus is my laptop decided to take a shit. But thanks to my good wife, she took care of me on my birthday, and we're back in business.

The problem is that all previously submitted stories were saved on the other laptop. You won't be seeing those published on Story and Grit. Apologies to all the writers who were looking forward to seeing your work on the site. It's a big disappointment for me because there was some damn good stuff there.

With the return of Story and Grit you can expect a few changes. I'm going to lower the word count and create submission windows.

The magazine will now be publishing stories that are between 1,000 to 1,500 words. I've found that stories at that length get the most traffic.

The first submission window will be from January 1st to March 1st. We'll start publishing stories in May when Story and Grit celebrates its 3rd anniversary.

Hope yall're excited about the magazine's return. I know I can't wait to read yall's work!

Yall have a good one,

Mark
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