Dear Fans of Inverted Syntax,
You too can probably relate to the sense of urgency that is created as the calendar year starts closing: to wrap-up the year’s work, to look to the new year with new dreams; an opportunity to be a new self, a better self. Most New Year’s resolutions are about either cutting back on vices or doing more with your life. For me, I usually resolve to eat more greens, workout more, create more, write more, submit more, learn more, and take all my vitamins, every day (not just once a week). Sometimes, I resolve to train for 5K races. Sometimes, I promise I’ll spend more time with my children. I make my goals doable, I chunk the goals, and even then, I still lose steam; I drop those goals, pick up other ones, or sometimes life steps in with other plans and I find myself headed in a new direction. Yet, what I often focus on as the year comes to a close are all the ways I failed to accomplish any of my initial goals, often forgetting to take stock of all that was accomplished.
A few days ago, the editors and I met to finalize the print issue and dream up more for Inverted Syntax in the new year. And we took stock of our accomplishments, including our kick-butt six months of operation in which we produced a fantastic inaugural online issue, while preparing what we feel is a breathtaking print issue coming to you at the end of January 2019. We took seriously our goal of publishing daring work, finding emerging voices, exploring hybridity.
We are also taking stock of you who reads the work, shares the work, submits work to us. We are indeed very grateful for the support of our contributors and readers. And as thanks for sticking with us, subscribers have access to a Steven Dunn interview.
During our editorial meeting, we discussed our big plans for 2019, which centered around: Doing more for our readers and contributors.Dreaming up more ways to support creative rebels .Being an all-around awesome team able to collaborate and solve problems together.
So this 2019, look for:
Yes, it’ll mean more work for our small team, but we do have volunteer applicants waiting for us to review their resumes, and undergrad interns from Regis University starting soon, and even then, we will probably find ourselves asking for help as we nurture Inverted Syntax. We hope you’re still here, through it all, reading us, sharing us, and making us live. And together, we will make 2019 the year of Inverted's creative rebels.
Happy New Year, everyone.