Monday, January 5, 2009

Chez Wigleaf

On Jan. 17 of '08, Wigleaf went live. There was just one story in the column that day, Leah Browning's "Scars."

The mag's had a good first year. Maybe more to the point, the people in the mag have had a good year. Consider:

Six of the ten finalists for Keyhole's chapook competition have had stuff in our pages: Thomas Cooper, Stefanie Freele, Kathy Fish, Aaron Burch, Randall Brown and Matt Bell (whose manuscript, The Collectors, we published a piece from).

Four of five finalists for Rose Metal Press' Short Short Chapbook competition have Wigleaf connections: Aaron and Stefanie, again, and Jac Jemc, who has one coming soon, and Molly Gaudry (whose title piece, "Come See the Monkey," we were thrilled to be able to run).

And then the Rose Metal winner, Sean Lovelace. His April short, "Crow of No Goodbyes," has been a Wigleaf reader favorite, and he's since let us run another great piece, "A Sigh Is Just a Sigh."

Congratulations to you people!

And everybody go read the new one (plus p-card)--from the super-fantastic Nuala Ní Chonchúir.


Women Rule Writer said...

'Super-fantastic', eh? Thanks, Scott! I blogged about my story and Wigleaf over at mine.

Molly Gaudry said...

Thanks for the shout-out. Congrats to Wigleaf! Cheers to 2009!

Matt Bell said...

Man, it's hard to believe Wigleaf's only been around for a year. You've done a hell of a job building it up, and I'm glad to have been a part of it this year. Thanks again!

Scott Garson said...

you guys all rock. you're so great that i'm feeling beer-commercial emotions right now.

Andrew Roe said...

It was a very good year. Congrats, Scott.

And it was an honor to share space with so many fine writers.