As of October 1st, we closed our submissions window, and the contributing editors and I are reviewing manuscripts for Windhover 17, due out in early Spring 2013.  I am excited about publishing the first issue under my editorship.

One major change to the journal will be that of electronic submissions.  When our next reading period opens on February 1, 2013, Windhover will be accepting electronic submissions only; however, unlike some journals, we will not charge writers a fee to submit their work.

I admit that I was at first reluctant to pursue this route, as I enjoy the thrill of opening a manuscript envelope and wondering about the contents inside.  Nonetheless, this change will allow us to save money on photocopies, to be better stewards of the environment, and, more than likely, to expedite the process of notifying writers as to the status of their submissions.

That’s all for now.  I’m off to give a poetry reading at the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature in OKC.

Grace and Peace,

Nathaniel L. Hansen, Editor