Dear railroaders, fans and followers far and wide: When Railroad started in the autumn of 2011, it was a joint venture between myself and my fellow literature graduate Jade Leaf Willetts. Since then, as often happens, life got in the way, and some restructuring has taken place within the project to accommodate commitments elsewhere. Initially, Jade departed to concentrate on his writing and I took to the railroad to produce the project’s e-mags and to run the website. The tables have now turned and, since my return to work from a period of long-term sick, I have found juggling the project with my studies at post-graduate level nigh-on impossible. For this reason, Jade will now be taking over as editor-in-chief, and – with much regret – I will be stepping down from my role in the project.
I have enjoyed my time immensely and have gained invaluable experience of the online literary community, which has only been possible due to the commitment of the Railroad fans. Thank you for your continued support. Jade will now take over the inbox, website and all rights to publication. Any submissions pending approval will be honoured and considered for the next quarterly instalment of the e-mag. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, Jade and I have yet to determine a time frame for the new issue, but we will keep you posted as to any changes in format, layout or delivery. Please feel free to re-submit if you feel your submission has been overlooked. But please be patient. Ill now hand you all over to Jade and wish you all well on your creative journeys. I am still open to discussion about literature and research, so feel free to email me, or message me through my blog. It has been a pleasure.
Wishing you all success,