Happy 2012! Hope everyone had a great holiday season. There are a lot of great things to look forward to this year, including our new issue, which will be out this month. Take a look at the back cover, if you haven't already. Here are a few more reasons why we're excited it's 2012:
The musical adaptation of Cathy Day's (vol. 6, no. 2) The Circus in Winter will be part of the American College Theater Festival regional competition right here in Urbana-Champaign at the Krannert Performing Arts Center. The show will run from January 3-7.
New books from contributors, such as Stay Awake by Dan Chaon (vol. 4, no. 2), Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions by Michael Czyzniejewski (vol. 7, no. 2), and The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos (vol. 5, no. 1). I'm sure there are more that I missed. If you're a contributor and have a new book either just out or coming out later this year, let me know at email@example.com.
We're teaming up again with The Cincinnati Review and Mid-American Review for Monster Mags of the Midwest, Part II at AWP Chicago. This is one sequel that won't disappoint. Check out this list of readers: Mary Biddinger (vol. 5, no. 1), Brock Clarke (vol. 4, no. 1), Matthew Gavin Frank (most recently vol. 8, no. 1), Michael Robins, Laura Van den Berg, and Keith Lee Morris (most recently vol. 5, no. 2). The (free!) reading will be on February 29 at Murphy's Bleachers. We'll have more details as we get closer to AWP.
AWP is also exciting because it gives us a chance to meet some of our readers. We're, as always, grateful for your readership and support!