Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Waccamaw, an online literary journal published at Coastal Carolina University. This issue was launched December 8, 2014.
I would like to welcome to our masthead Hastings Hensel, who joins us as poetry editor. We are thrilled to have him aboard. Thanks to Joe Bueter and Caroline Cahill, our poetry readers, who worked with Hastings to select the poetry for this issue.
Our graduate editorial assistants offered invaluable help in selecting and editing work across all three genres: Schuler Benson, Jenifer Butler, Todd Fulmer, Lindsey Holt, Laurie Jackson, Amy J. E. MacKenzie, J. Thomas Minton, Samantha Riley, Krystin Santos, Jordan Serviss, Allison Tanner, Sarah Waldowski, Paul Warner, and David Weber. We are very grateful to them for their efforts.
In this issue, you will find exciting new work by some of our best contemporary writers: fiction by Sara Backer, Mika Seifert, Karin C. Davidson, and Mike Scalise; creative nonfiction by Lucille Lang Day, Karen J. Weyant, and Jacqueline Doyle; and poetry by Jake Ricafrente, Lisa Ampleman, Charlie Clark, Jenna Le, Dore Kiesselbach, Andrew Mulvania, and many more.
Our next reading period for unsolicited submissions will be from January 1 to January 31. Please note that we only accept submissions online via Submittable.
Thank you for reading. We hope you enjoy the issue.