From the editor
Welcome to a brand-new Frostwriting with sleek layout and eclectic content. It’s been in the pipeline for quite a while now, but we think you’ll find the wait was worth it.
The focus of this issue is on poetry. We are especially pleased to feature two poets with well-deserved reputations in the neo-formalist field: Catherine Chandler and Michael Cantor. Frostwriting intends to always cast a wide net so you will find other kinds of poetry represented too—rhymed and unrhymed, concrete poetry, haibun and more.
Our outlook is international. The Frostwriting staff interacts from Hungary, Holland, Sweden and the US, and will strive to keep up with both traditional and cutting-edge work with emphasis on craftsmanship and content. Issue 12 brings fresh, vivid and well-executed samples of poetry and fiction from writers who live all over the globe: the UK, New Zealand, Texas, Germany and beyond.
The next issue will be devoted to fiction but will also include the most exceptional poetry that comes over the transom. For our Fall Issue, we are sending out a call for submissions of short stories (2000 words or less) and flash fiction. Check out our guidelines then send us your best, most passionate, eloquent and engaging writing.
Finally, a special thanks to our brilliant and invaluable webmaster and friend Colin Lewis, who has been on the staff from Frostwriting’s inception. The new design is his baby and we are forever in his debt for contributions above and beyond the call of duty.