This week, Storychord pauses from publishing to celebrate the holiday season and begin prepping issues for the new year.
March 2013 will mark three years(!) since I launched Storychord with Issue #1, a three-way collaboration between fiction writer Tao Lin, art photographer Helena Kvarnström, and singer-songwriter Katie Mullins. To commemorate this milestone -- and to spice things up a bit -- I've got a few exciting developments in store.
My favorite of these is a new Guest Curator series, in which prominent contributors from Storychord's past will take the reins as one-time issue editors. Stay tuned for these special installments, which will appear once per month starting in January.
Past events -- like Storychord's 50th issue "birthday" party, the CMJ "Around the Campfire" event, and 2011's SxSW day party -- were great fun. And, though Storychord sadly won't be trekking to Austin this year, another in-person event is most certainly in the works for 2013. The best way to stay informed of this and other developments is via the @storychord Twitter feed.
As 2012 draws to a close and a new year approaches, I'm feeling quite grateful to the talented writers, artists, and musicians who've trusted me to play "matchmaker" with their work. Each three-way installment presents a challenging new experiment in synergy, and I'm psyched to curate even more unique juxtapositions in the new year.
If you've ever considered submitting fiction, visual art, or songs for consideration, this formal reading period is a perfect time to do so. Please consult Storychord's simple submission guidelines, and get in touch!
See you in 2013,
Sarah Lynn Knowles