With the excitement of our print release last month and the rising stress of upcoming finals, we’ve been rather lax in updating noah. Nonetheless, we certainly do plan to continue publishing new work and working to grow our little publication into something larger. Given our recent lack of editor-reader communication, we thought it might be useful to let everyone know what to look forward to starting this week and into the near future.
-Digital publication of material from our print edition
To add suspense and intrigue to our first print release, we kept the selected pieces “print-only.” However, part of our mission at noah is to provide a fluid multi-platform publication, so we’ll be digitally publishing some of our favorite work from the print edition starting this week. Also, keep your eye out for a pdf version of the November print edition to be posted soon on the website; we wouldn’t want to leave folks with tablets, Nooks, Kindles, etc. or limited access to Ithaca, NY (and/or stamps and postage) out in the cold.
-Interviews and Other Cultural Ephemera
Although noah is first and foremost a publication of original creative work, primarily writing, we’re also interested in giving a face and voice to writers and artists outside of their work itself. Instead of being disembodied names, we’d like to get into the heads of people doing creative work to talk about process, theory, projects, and fears. Look for interviews, profiles, or something of a similar nature to start appearing soon.
-A New Contest!
We really enjoyed sponsoring the single sentence story contest in October and reading all of your entries, so we’ll be setting up another open contest soon. We’re finalizing our ideas for the second contest, which will be different but just as fun as the first, and once we know the theme, rules, and awesome prizes, we’ll post a call for contest submissions. Look out for something by the end of December or beginning of January.
-Brand New Work
Contests and interviews are fun and all, but we’re still focused on showcasing the original creative work of writers of any age and qualification, from anywhere and everywhere. Many of the writers featured in noah thus far have been tied to the Ithaca community, but we’re adamant about spreading the word and publishing work from writers both unknown and established. Please submit your best work to email@example.com and spread the word!
As a final note, we’d like to mention that one primary goal of the editors at noah is to foster a creative and intellectual community of writers and readers; we’re excited by what we’ve done so far, but it’d be wonderful to see the communal aspect of our publication grow. Is there anything you’d like to see in noah? What about writing do you want to discuss? Have any philosophical conundrums that need solving? Please leave a comment on our website or on Facebook, or shoot us an email. We don’t want noah to be just a cold, sterile place for work to be placed on a pedestal, but instead a place to discuss and critique, to learn and to theorize. Discourse is encouraged.