February 16th 2012
Message from the editor:
Thank you to all who have stuck by Railroad during this break – I am really grateful to those who have continued to retweet and visit the site. Over the past month I have been adjusting the layout of the site, as well as making the ‘Community’ area more easily navigable – you’ll now find contributors are alphabetized, and stations have their own page.
Pulling away from the platform and building up to full speed will, inevitably, be slow – the inbox is full and I cannot wait to get stuck in to the submissions I have had over the past month. Thank you to all the new people who are finding their way onto the railroad. I will also be re-starting the Poet of the Month feature, and giving our most recent poet a fair run of the page – so watch out for more articles to come.
Due to the popularity of the Railroad Poetry Project, the volume of work involved and my other commitments as a writer who also holds down a day job, I have made the difficult decision to move the Railroad e-mag to a quarterly issue, the first appearing in March, the second in June and so on. Issues will appear at the end of the month as usual, but will be bigger to accomodate three months’ worth of submissions – so no one is going to miss out. This gives me the time I need to give my all to Railroad, and to give Railroaders the space, attention and support they all deserve.
Plans remain the same, but the track to the end goal often changes. Spread the beat, submit your genius for the first quarterly issue, due out 31st March 2012. All submissions made since the last issue will still be considered for the next issue.