Producing the first-ever issue of The Cossack Review has been a rare pleasure for me. I feel honored to have been able to read and respond to so many fine pieces of writing, each of which constituted a glimpse into the world of a writer who was giving enough to share his or her work with our new journal.
On Friday, you’ll get to see the end result, and I think you’ll like it. We have poetry from the likes of Maureen Alsop, Oliver de la Paz, Anne Haines, Russell Jaffe, and José-Flore Tappy; we have fiction from Soren Gauger, Bryan Jones, and Kimberly Hatfield. We have nonfiction and essays from Robert Boucheron, Valery Petrovskiy, and more. In each piece we have selected for inclusion in Issue 1 of The Cossack, you’ll find a surprise: something you didn’t know about all this frenetic activity we call living. Some of it is funny, some of it heartbreaking. Much of it is absurd. So buckle up!
Thank you for the outpouring of submissions. We received hundreds of them from around the world. I wish we had room for more of them, and we’re working on a scheme to make it possible. More on that next week.
See you Friday,