I hope for the rest of you out there, the afternoon is considerably less rainy than it is here. It isn’t a very nice rain today, though it is a touch warmer than I was expecting. I heard on the radio that Maine got its first dusting of snow.
Per the (albeit small, but unanimous) response to the last poll regarding whether or not one would like a response to one’s submission from the editor, starting on Monday this coming week all submissions will receive an email confirmation of receipt. Two-Bit won’t be doing responses to past submissions.
A note on turnaround time of submissions: The earlier you’ve submitted and the longer it takes to hear from us, the better. Because the deadline for Two-Bit isn’t until November 30, and because we’ve decided to limit the writers in the first issue to ten (give or take), if you haven’t heard from us in awhile, it probably means that your work has made it to the second stage of consideration, and we’re holding it until the deadline. If you’re concerned that we’ve forgotten you and its been two months, feel free to send an email to the editor notifying us of such.
The Poetry Foundation (poetryfoundation.org) posted an interview with Nicholson Baker in regards to his new novel The Anthologist. It addresses some notions of the movement between poetry and long prose, and is, overall, an interesting conversation worth at least a glance, if not some prolonged consideration. You can check it out here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/article.html?id=237670
P.S. Happy October!