Things are finally coming together for the debut issue of Ishka Bibble. The first issue is always the most painful, I've heard, and we're learning the ropes as we go along. Future issues will be released annually in the summer, rather than the originally intended fall release schedule. We will still continue the accept submissions year-round, but the cut-off date for consideration for the 2017 issue will be December 31st, 2016. This allows us more time to review submissions, make decisions, and design the journal with the appropriate amount of attention that it deserves.
The final submissions for this year's issue are being reviewed this week. All outstanding submissions for The Book of Desire special supplement will be notified by Friday.
Proofs will be arriving in author emails within the coming weeks.
We think this is going to be a strong debut issue, and we look forward to finally being able to share it with the world. It's been a labor of love, with a bit more labor than originally anticipated.
And keep an eye on this space for the announcement for the 2017 special supplemental topic and the dates for submissions for that category. This year was "desire." What might next year be?
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