The Fall 2020 issue of The Pitkin Review is in its final stages and will be off to the printers very soon. The Pitkin is a biannual literary journal published by the students of Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program. We are thrilled to feature 15 beautifully written works from 11 student contributors. Each piece has been peer-reviewed, copy-edited, and produced by a staff of 22 student volunteers. We also have three web exclusive pieces that can be found on our website: http://blogs.goddard.edu/pitkin/.

I have two exciting announcements to share with you. First:

The first 50 copies of the Fall 2020 issue of The Pitkin Review are being printed by a local Seattle print manufacturer. We are still be published on Amazon (find past issues for purchase here). However, if you order one of the first 50 copies, the Pitkin will keep a larger percentage of the sale. Current Editor-in-Chief Miriam Tobin (that’s me) will personally ship you your copy of this exclusive first-run edition.

Please complete this Pitkin Order Form to pre-order your Pitkin. Each copy is $12, and there’s a group discount of $10/copy for three or more ordered at a time. Please also consider donating a couple more dollars along with your purchase to help the Pitkin continue semester after semester.

My second announcement brings me much joy:

Socorro de Luca will be the next Editor-in-Chief of The Pitkin Review. Socorro was the WA Associate Editor for the Fall 2020 issue, and she and I have been working closely to transition her to leading the Spring 2021 issue. I am thrilled to hand over the reins to someone who has not only been such a hardworking, supportive partner throughout this process, but to someone whom I also now call friend. Please help me welcome her to the role.

This issue of the Pitkin was created during a time of global panic. Community and collaboration became more important than ever. Here’s a sneak peek of the Editor’s Note about what it was like to produce a literary journal during these strange times:

Many of these pieces in this book reflect this disruptive time. They are somber, woeful, evocative, and offer the reader a quiet space to contemplate the ever-changing world. The last line of the last piece, from the poem Tide, eloquently captures how many of us feel:

Forbidden
yet so close

Thank you, everyone, for all of your support during these trying times. The Pitkin has flourished because of its community of staff, writers, and fellow students and faculty. We are forever grateful to all of you who read our work. Stay safe.

Miriam BC Tobin, Editor-in-Chief

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