Hello, gentle readers & contributors:
It is with great regret and sadness that we are “closing down” production of Rose & Thorn Journal after nearly 15 years.
This decision did not come easily, as it is always hard to let go of a long-held “labor of love.”
We truly appreciate our wonderful volunteer staff. (You made each issue shine!) Likewise, the talented contributors of art, prose, and poetry. Your works filled every R&T edition with offerings for readers to enjoy. Thanks also to our supporters, fans, and friends.
Our last issue will be the spring issue in May.
We would love it if you would drop by our R&T Facebook
page and leave a note.
Thank you all.
Angie Ledbetter & Kat Magendie
Isn’t their poster gorgeous! The Louisiana Book Festival by Lorraine Gendron. Character based on The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, text 1992 by John Scieszke. Original Illustration ©1992 by Lane Smith. Used by permission of Viking Penguin, A Division of Penguin Young Reader Group. All rights reserved.
If you are in the area, here is where I will be– on a panel with a Louisiana author (Chris Tusa), and signing books:
Schedule 1 PM – 1:45 PM
House Committee Room 3
AND! The Rose & Thorn Journal is going live today! Our new R&T newsletter should be on its way to you; if you have not signed up to receive the quarterly newsletter and would like to receive it, please go the the Rose & Thorn and sign up HERE. Angie Ledbetter and I are excited, to say the least – and we both want to give a big shout out to two stand out staff members: Managing Editor/Sr Poetry Editor Cynthia Toups, and Newsletter Producer Susan Kramer — I am astounded at how hard they both worked, and very appreciative. Our thanks goes to all the staff of R&T for their work. They went above and beyond the call!
I am writing this in such a hurry because I must get on the road. While I am away, someone else will sit on my porch in our cove and rock in my chair. Someone else will take our Big Jake and out Little Girl on their walks. Someone else will wake up in our little log house to crisp fall mornings and coloring leaves! Ah, lucky them….my mountain will wait for me to return.
So everyone, check out the new look of our baby: the Rose & Thorn Journal
, and support the writers and poets there.
Wish me luck at the Festival — *muwah!*
Just popping in to say that I’m emailing out The Rose & Thorn Newsletter today. If you are interested in signing up (your email is safe!) then click HERE
; I’ll wait a little bit to give anyone time to sign up!
And the winter issue of R&T is live – read and support our writers and the magazines and zines who publish them!
“Voting” ends tomorrow at 11:00 AM…(see below and at sidebar). It’s hard to pick a favorite, isn’t it? They’re all beautifully done. Which one punches you in the gut? Brings the character into the room? Makes you laugh/cry/think/guffaw/sigh? All of them do one or all of these things? yup, that’s why I’m glad I’m not voting.