Flash publication is usually fast. Some of the online zines respond to submissions within a few days and publish them soon after. But I submitted three flash to POST ROAD in August 2015 (!!!); two were picked up elsewhere before POST ROAD accepted one in late September; POST ROAD asked to see more and accepted another one too.
Finally, it’s here! My contributors’ copies just arrived in the mail, more than two and a half years later!
It feels like longer, maybe because I’ve been checking so often, but I’m so excited to be in POST ROAD, which is such a great journal. Rick Moody calls POST ROAD “one of the most reliable and ambitious literary magazines in America." "The editors' enthusiasm is palpable,” Amy Hempel says, “they consistently provide a lively home for writing worth reading." POST ROAD has published too many great writers to list (Amy Hempel, Jo Ann Beard, Ethel Rohan, Matt Bell, Paul Lisicky, Rick Moody, Steven Church, Nick Flynn, many more). I’m very proud to be among them.
If you’re at AWP in Tampa in March, pick up a copy of this beautiful magazine at the POST ROAD table (T524). Or buy issue 33 online. (They haven’t posted it on their website yet, but I’ll supply a link when they do.)