Welcome to our newly redesigned Waccamaw. I am pleased to say that beginning with the upcoming issue I will serve as the magazine’s editor-in-chief, working alongside our other stellar editors: founding editor Dan Albergotti, fiction editor Jason Ockert, and nonfiction editor Joe Oestreich. It’s been a pleasure to help out this past year and I am excited to assume this new role. The Athenaeum Press, housed here at the university, will serve as our publisher.
Waccamaw will continue to bring you high-quality work in two issues a year, with one more exciting addition: the journal will now involve student editorial assistants, offering the student body at Coastal Carolina University the chance to learn about editing and publishing in a dynamic, hands-on environment.
I hope that you will look around the new site and enjoy sparkling work from the archives—including, for example, Jake Adam York’s poem “Self-Portrait as Field” from Issue 3, Lou Gaglia’s story “Hands” from Issue 9, and Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams’s essay “Glass House: The First Moment of Her Leaving” from Issue 12—and perhaps, if you are inspired, submit your own work to us during our open reading period this month.
Many thanks to the Athenaeum Press’s digital content coordinator, Alli Crandell, for the magazine’s beautiful new look, and to all of you for reading. Here’s to Waccamaw’s bright future!
Cara Blue Adams