April’s etymology comes from the Latin word aperire, which means “to open”. Our fifth issue takes root in this concept, as it is full of contributors who are opening themselves up to the RPD audience. In our last newsletter, we mentioned we were looking for True Stories, for honesty and nakedness, and the pieces you will experience this month absolutely encompass that concept. We are proud to feature the work of artists who are brave enough to reveal their true selves. We invite you to discover pieces with a social conscience, pieces that are emotionally devastating and even an open letter to one of the Blues Brothers.
We at The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society like to think of our magazine as constantly evolving. Every tiny change and metamorphosis we go through is helping us grow. This month, we brought on a guest editor, Alecia Eberhardt, who graciously agreed to work in our Fiction section. We are quite grateful to have such a talented individual join our ranks. We also opened up our features section beyond our current contributors. For the first time ever, we will be featuring the work of another literary magazine: FreezeRay Poetry. Look out for a piece from one of their editors early this month, as well as a corresponding Tumblr Feature. You can also now find information regarding our submission periods on every page of our site. No matter where you go, you’ll know if/when we are accepting submissions. Finally, as promised, keep your eye on our Tumblr, as we will be featuring works from our editorial staff in the future. You wanted to know who we are, and we are excited to share a piece of ourselves with you.
Don’t forget: submissions opened today and go until April 15th. Email us your powerful, upsetting, and life-altering words. Then, get ready.