Our deadline for the first issue of the After Happy Hour Review came to a close last Friday, February 21. AHHR editors have gotten a lot of great submissions to read, to discuss, and as a result have difficult decisions to make, which is unmistakably the best problem for us to have as an editing team. Though the deadline for this journal has passed, the journal’s staff will continue to read work on a rolling basis.
Some journal staffs come together with a shared aesthetic; our editors did not. We came together with a shared dedication to writing, reading, and improving our craft, drawing on a multitude of occasionally similar, but often disparate influences. This group’s composition makes for heated discussions and although these discussions are not always easy, in the end, I believe, this process ultimately will lead us to building the best possible product.
I hope you don’t take my word for it. I hope you come out to our reading on Thursday, March 27 at Assemble and then I hope you download a copy of the free journal. I hope, if you haven’t yet, you check out the weekly writing workshop. Last, I hope you’ll let us know what you think.
You can see our facebook page is on the sidebar now (and that we have a facebook page that I hope you like, even if you don’t click the button), and you can also sign up for email updates to the blog if that’s more your thing. If you’re industrious enough to click the facebook, you can also click on an RSVP to the reading and launch via the facebook event.
Spoiler alert: You’ll also see we’ve confirmed 5/6 readers for the evening.
In honor of our newly minted facebook page, I would like to share this video for your enjoyment.
*Due to an unclear legal obligation, I must mention that this video in no way reflects the overall views of the Hour After Happy Hour Writing Workshop, the journal’s opinions on “where one might meet,” or any collective consensus, deification, vilification, or demonetization of “the facebook.” It may, however, explain to some why I regularly enunciate the second syllable of ”facebook” using the sound ghosts make to surprise house-guests with a shit-eating grin.
On Deck for Workshop :
- Thao Nguyen (poetry)
- Christina Ailor (fiction)
With George Ellis serving as facilitator A, and another facilitator to be named….