We're incredibly excited to announce the publication of Issue #4, our very first all-ladies issue.
We're committed to publishing talented female voices from the world over, and this month we are very lucky to feature four women — Ellen Goodlett, Ajla Hodzic, DeAnna Knippling and Tlotlo Tsamaase — who just killed it. Along with a wide and wonderful variety of writing styles, they bring a truly international perspective: hailing from Colorado, New York, Bosnia and Bostwana. This issue is a blend of science-fiction and personal drama, with four original short stories that are compelling and complicated, with nary a clean ending in sight.
But back to the ladies. I'm lucky to have had a legion of strong women in my life. I wouldn't be the same without them. My grandma escaped an under-siege France in World War II and then raised 9 amazing kids. My other grandma was a badass Radio City Rockette who traveled the world entertaining troops in the same war, and spent the rest of her life teaching underprivileged girls to dance. My mom raised 4 kids, is a teacher and has been a reading advocate her entire life. My sister-in-law and mother-in-law both have doctorates. My sister founded a non-profit providing free education to underprivileged women in Africa and is SO much smarter than me. My wife is a successful writer and amazing, kick-ass working-mom role-model and SO SO much smarter than me, and so if it sounds like I'm bragging, I AM THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
We are happily, eagerly and passionately committed to publishing great female voices and building a magazine women want to read and contribute to. In addition to the other amazing women we've already published, these four keep us on pace to do just that.
PS: Say hi to The Goat. Find out more in "Between Dog and Wolf".