Literary Orphans

HOUSEKEEPING or How to Keep Your House

Dear friends and gentle hearts–

The concrete is finally starting to dry, and the house is being rebuilt. The last year of LO has been one with many ups and downs, and it has taken a lot of rebuilding and hard work to make it strong again. You can read more about this in my message from the last issue, here.

We have gone from a staff of a handful to a mighty staff of 20. These readers have been working overtime to catch us up. For now, our doors for new volunteer staff is closed, but please keep an eye out for future opportunities, they will be posted in Submittable and in the TOC of new issues as they arise.

I cannot tell you how delighted I was as I interviewed new folks to the team. As I spoke with folks from across North America and overseas, I felt the power of this great indie lit community and how amazing it is to be a part of it. Thank you all! I have never been more excited for Literary Orphans’ future than I am now. I know we’re going to do some great things!

While we are still reviewing each and every piece submitted to us, we are catching up very quickly. After the upcoming January issue, we should be back on track for a normal quarterly schedule. Thank you all for your patience during this time, as well as your support. I know for those writers who submitted to us, it can be frustrating to wait so long to hear back.


Our publication schedule going forward (dates are tentative) is as follows:


Thank you for your readership,
Mike Joyce
Director, Editor-in-Chief
Literary Orphans

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