We were shooting for January to release the Cowering in Fear issue. And it’s February. Late February. Stress on the word “late.”
Therefore, we’ve pushed the new issue out a little to release in late March or April. A spring release. In someone’s eyes, maybe that’s appropriate. “Spring release”? Get it?
There have been several reasons for pushing this deadline out. Here are some of those reasons:
- Lack of submissions. I don’t really feel that I’ve gotten the word out to the degree that it needs to be gotten out. I’d like to see another one or two pieces in this issue to beef up the word count a bit. So, if you’re reading this, tweet or post to all your fledgling writer friends that NatPasq is looking for submissions which can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If they say they don’t have email, tell them they don’t have any friends either. Luddite losers.
- Regular Features. I’m still determining what recurring sections will be a part of the electronic version. So far, Editorial-In-Chief, Letters section, the Muselist, and Listeria, will definitely be recurring. One or two other ideas are germinating, but it’s been a cold winter and it’s hard to grow anything this time of the year.
- Make America Great Again. It seemed much more appropriate to have our next theme be issue seventy-six instead of seventy-five.
- Time. I’m told by experts that it is linear.
Please spread the word the best you can through your favorite social media, word of mouth, or even more creative venues (eg, via Post-It Notes™ placed strategically on page 75 of library books on Creative Writing). I’m trying but I need every little bit of help that I can get. Ultimately, I want NatPasq to be a group effort, a labor of love, between like-minded humorists.