Issue #11 ~ Spring 2023 is Now Live!
April 12, 2023
Today, friends, we are thrilled to present Issue #11 ~ Spring 2023! We’re grateful for all the writers who sent us work and recognize that our organization could not exist without their dedication, passion for creating, and their courage to share. We’re eager to showcase and celebrate the poetry, creative nonfiction, translation, and fiction from fourteen writers that we’ve been fortunate enough to connect with these past few months, as well as artwork from a number of talented artists. More about celebration, connection, and the wonderful work ready and waiting in this issue can be found in the editor’s note.
This issue marks the start of our 4th year of operations and the note also briefly touches on how our organization could not exist as it is without the time and effort of our all-volunteer team which is now 24 strong with 17 editors, six readers, and one Spanish translation advisor. We have hundreds of submissions coming in for each quarterly issue, our annual contest, and for our weekly content offering, Micro Monday, and there is absolutely no way we could give adequate and careful consideration to each piece without these dedicated people.
With this issue we say farewell to one of our original GLR team members, Suzanne Guess, who has been with us as a Nonfiction Editor since our very first issue in 2020. It was wonderful working with Suzanne and we wish her well!
The editor’s note also shamelessly name drops our judges for this year’s Honeybee Literature Prize: Roxane Gay (fiction), Rodrigo Toscano (Poetry), and Hugh Reilly (Nonfiction). We’re over the moon about the opportunity to work with these people and are excited to see how the contest will unfold this year. If you are reading this and would like a chance to have one of those fine folks read your work AND have it published AND get paid for it… details are here.
In any case, we hope you will dive into all this spring issue has to offer and stay tuned because we are going to keep the party going all throughout the spring season with interviews with some of our contributing authors by the fabulous Christine Nessler!
On behalf of our entire team, we thank you for visiting, reading, and supporting the arts!
~The Good Life Review Team