Is the summer really almost over? Fear not, beloved readers! There is still a whole month of beach days, cookouts, sunglasses, and umbrella drinks still to come. While you're enjoying the last days of summer, don't forget to check out our 9th issue of The RP&D Society. We're bringing you quite an array of works this month, from dream-like flash fiction to essays pontificating on aging and birds, all mixed in with some visual poetry and possibly even a sonnet.
There are always new things on the horizon for RP&D, and changes keep us moving forward. Recently, one of our founding members, Kay Kerimian, decided to step down to spend more time on her other endeavors. She will always be a key part of RP&D's history, and we wish her all the best of luck in the future. That being said, we are pleased to announce that Alecia Eberhardt, who has been serving as our Interim Fiction Editor while Kay was working on her theatre career, will be taking over the Fiction genre full-time. You can read more about her in her bio on the Editorial Staff page. If you are a fiction writer, make sure you submit your work this month to Alecia! She has a great eye and is eager to work with new contributors to make the next issue of RP&D great.
You may have noticed there is now a "blog" tab at the top of the RP&D site. This is for your convenience, as we want all of our readers to get to see what we're sharing on Tumblr. Check back every Wednesday for new contributor features and look for new content up this month. Also, check the blog tab for news and updates from the staff as the issue goes on.
From now until August 15th, we will be accepting submissions for our September issue. Now, we're not a fashion magazine, so it won't be 300 pages, but it does mean a lot to us. September will mark issue #10 and will bring us even closer to reaching our 1st birthday as a litmag. We are so proud of all RP&D has achieved and are looking to bring you, the reader, lots of great ways to celebrate RP&D turning 1 this winter. Make sure to check back in the future for more information on how to help us celebrate.
Don't forget to check out our Guidelines page for information on how to submit your work to RP&D. Remember, we are a workshop-based litmag, so we want to get to know you and how your creative process works. Workshopping your piece can aide in bringing your piece to a whole new level and also helps our contributors get to know us as editors. So don't be shy; we won't bite you (until we know you better.)
Windows down. Music up. Shades on.
These are the last days of summer.
This is The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society.