Is it spring yet? It is at The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society! The first thing you’ll probably notice with our March issue is that we have a beautiful new background image, courtesy of contributor Tom Smith. We’re hoping it will serve to inspire, but also to will spring into existence. We’re also trying to conjure the warmer weather with some of our works this month. Our fiction works will have you convinced the sun is beating down and darkening your skin. In non-fiction, we have two pieces suggesting very different kinds of “new beginnings”. Over in our poetry department, Bee Walsh has assembled a selection that sets the perfect spring scene for you, complete with seedlings, Jazz music, and a cold beer. If winter has you down, our March issue is here to lift your spirits.
As for our coming submission period (which begins today!), we have something new for you. Aside from our regular submissions, we’re looking for something specific: The Truth. We want YOUR true stories, however you make ‘em. Send us your poetry, your short stories, your essays…just be honest with us. Spring is a time to start again, and what better way than to unburden yourself to our beautiful RPD community? Plus, we’re not going to leave you out there in your naked honesty alone. Keep your eye on our Tumblr for the true stories of our editorial staff. We’re kind of scared, but also excited, to share ourselves with you. To submit for our April issue, send your work to our e-mail between now and March 15th. Just be sure to take a peek at our submission guidelines before you do.