The Mystery of the Missing Poem

If you were an eagle-eyed reader of Issue 6, you may have noticed an error on page 8: A poem has been attributed to Cody A. Conklin but the poem fails to appear in the magazine!

Well done if you were one of the few who recognised the printing mistake. We would love to blame the ‘Secrets’ theme of Issue 6 for the mysterious omission but, in fact, it is our fault and should have been picked up during the proofing stage. That said, we are happy and excited to report that the poem will be published in Issue 7. It will join many other strong poems that have been carried forward from the last submission round, thanks to the numerous high-calibre pieces which were received.

Cody has been most gracious in accepting our apologies. We cannot wait to share his poem with all our readers and are thrilled to be currently looking for the short stories that will accompany it.

This calls for a blog post on not beating yourself up after making a mistake - watch this space!

  The artwork above is by Linda Yan, which was created to accompany Cody's poem as well as one by Steven E. Gonzales.

The artwork above is by Linda Yan, which was created to accompany Cody's poem as well as one by Steven E. Gonzales.