Happy September! Finally, the fall season has arrived. We are happy to be ushering in the final season of The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society's first year as an online literary magazine. We could not be prouder of all that this magazine has achieved in the past 10 months, and we want to thank all of you for coming along for the ride. Our 10th issue features a variety of work from contributors both new and old. Make sure to tune in every weekday for a new work!
As we enjoy the autumn season, we made sure to reflect that change on our site. A new background image, featuring orange hues of fall leaves, is now up on our site. For more information about Nick Keating, who captured this beautiful image, check out the sidebar in this edition of the newsletter, and make sure to view his feature on Wednesday, September 3rd.
While preparing to accept new submissions for October, we wanted to give our contributors another theme to help inspire their work. October closes out with one of our favorite holidays, All Hallow's Eve, which is associated with themes of death and the afterlife. We wanted to give our contributors a more general theme to get their creative juices flowing, so October will be all about endings. Perhaps you have some rhyming couplets on the end of a relationship. Maybe you're working on a short story that starts with the end. What if you've been toiling over an essay on different funeral traditions? They all qualify...and then some. If it's about an end, we want to see it. Make sure to get your work in to us before September 15th to be considered for this great themed issue! And don't forge to check out the Guidelines page for information on how to submit your work to RP&D.
Our first year is now drawing to a close, and we are beginning to plan our first birthday celebration. We want YOUR input, so send us an e-mail or tweet us (@RPDSociety) and let us know what your favorite works have been. Tell us all about your favorite contributors, or the theme that was the most poignant for you. Give us some insight into the aspects of RP&D that you most enjoy and look forward to with each new issue. We have big plans for turning one, and we want you to join the party!
Don't worry, you don't need a code to enjoy the first fall RP&D issue of 2014. But if you did, it would be #getready.