I am pleased to welcome into the Kin and to introduce you to AvantAppal(achia)'s new Short Story Ed(itor). Below is his bio and you may see his photo on the website. www.avantappalachia.com
David Sykes was born and raised in Elkhorn City, Kentucky just before the boom times of the 1970’s. He got a degree from Harvard University before returning to join the family business. Now living in nearby Pikeville, he works at an IT services firm there. He is involved with the Artists Collaborative Theatre in Elkhorn City and has appeared in productions there as an actor and musician. He serves as the Short Story Ed(itor) of AvantAppal(achia) e-zine.
This is Dave's first adventure with editing and so I am sure he will bring a fresh eye to your submissions. Freshness is possibly the greatest asset that can be brought to an ezine of the avant garde and experimental. So we are very excited to have him aboard.
Because I have been preoccupied with the search for an editing partner, I have not been as communicative as usual. Therefore, I ask the help of all the Kinfolk to get the word out about the upcoming deadline to submit to Is(sue) 5. We can make Is(sue) 5 our best yet! Please, get the word out to anyone and everyone! We need poetry, short stories, and visual art! Audio, video, and HTML code also accepted if guidelines are carefully followed. Send in your weirdest, coolest, most boundary breaking. We need submissions from throughout the states making up Appalachia and from all around the world (keeping in mind that AvantAppal(achia) is in English, please - translations are welcome as is work that displays both the original language and English as long as guidelines are followed).
I really don't like to impose rules at all, but the guidelines help us as editors and webmaster on the practical side of things, so we kindly ask that they be reasonably followed.
Deadline is May 31, 2018; this is your FINAL reminder, so please get those submissions in ASAP. You are the lifeblood of our truly special ezine! Email to firstname.lastname@example.org