Would you like to see the contributors? Of course you would! How about a cover peek? (Order is the order accepted, not the order in the magazine, we haven’t figured that out yet! (But we are working on it)
Virginia Elizabeth Hayes
Danielle Keiko Eyer
Shadab Zeest Hashmi
Suzanne S. Rancourt
Shawn R. Jones
Wendy Thompson Taiwo
Mary Soon Lee
Excited? We are!
Hi all Typehouse readers and submitters! Due to several internal factors, we need to change our open reading period for this issue. Through September 1, our reading period will look like this:
- We are closing to regular submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as of July 11th
- Black creatives can send regular submissions through July 25th
- All works submitted before these dates will be reviewed, no one will rejected because they were not reviewed by the closure date
- Feedback and visual arts submissions will remain open
- We are also looking for a Black creative to submit artwork for the cover
- We will remain closed to regular submissions at least through September first. Issue 20 comes out that month, and we will evaluate at that time what date we will open to regular submissions.
Typehouse issue 8, artwork by A. Riding
and S. La Fey
We know this is somewhat short notice, so we appreciate all of your
understanding and support! This is going to be a great issue, and we can’t wait for you all to see it.
As you may know, Typehouse is based in Oregon, and Gorham Printing, who we use for our physical issues, is in Washington. The West Coast has pretty much been on stay-at-home orders of one sort or another for quite a bit, which is definitely having a very positive effect. However, there is uncertainly about when that will be lifted. As of right now they are saying May 4th in Washington, but I do not see that very likely, as opening up too soon will cause another spike.
So as an editorial team we have made the tough decision to publish both the May and September issues as a group super (20th!) issue. We considered a lot of options, but ultimately thought it was better to have a date that is probably safe to settle on rather than having to risk keep moving things around, and maybe having to cancel it anyway. We will remain open to submissions as we work virtually anyway, and will probably close to submissions the beginning of August to put the issue together and have it out on time.
I know this might be frustrating, and it is for us to, but I’d rather things happen in a way that keeps the most people safe, so we will adapt. (And hey! Super 20th jumbo issue? Might have to do something super special!)
We super appreciate all of our readers and submitters and supporters. I hope you all are well and safe, and that you are dealing with the stress as well as possible. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your participation in our magazine!
Val & Co.