Editor’s Note, Issue #4
We’re a couple of days late wrapping up our March 2011 issue. We won’t try to re-cap everything we’ve published in the past month here. Just go read it for yourself.
We aren’t slacking off–just still tweaking the format so we can find the best way to keep you coming back regularly. In March, we posted a ton of great poetry and two awesome short stories, all of which we were very happy to include. We’d love to have more fiction submissions, and we’d love to publish more multimedia work. Please keep sending us stuff and spread the word about this site.
By the way, none of us here at STR are making a penny from this venture. We wouldn’t mind making a penny here and there, but right now we have no advertising, we don’t charge a “reading fee” for regular submissions. We don’t even charge an entry fee for our contests, though this may change in the future; we are currently paying the prize money out of our own pockets. Not to mention the cost of fliers, postcards, and stickers we had printed up. We’re not asking you for money to defray these costs right now. We just want you to know what’s up.
If you have any ideas about how to better get the word out about Steel Toe Review, we’d love to hear what you have to say. Just email us at steeltoereview AT gmail and tell us what you think. If you are in the Birmingham area and you are interested in getting involved with STR in any capacity, drop us a line and tell us what you’d like to do.
Finally, in the coming month, we are excited to have two major milestones on the horizon: the deadline of our first fiction contest and our first live event! For details, visit our front page.
M. David Hornbuckle