Trailer Park Quarterly V3
Years ago, I published a small press cut and paste 'zine called Window Panes. I was around 20, worked as a dishwasher, and I had a lot of free time. It was fun. I enjoyed it, but it was a lot of work. I was young. I had a lot of energy and a lot of free time. Now I'm old, have no free time, and just a general grump. So when I decided to do Trailer Park Quarterly, I knew I was going to have to make it the most stress free publication that I possibly could. I mentioned this in the original mission statement. Also that it comes out when it comes out. That's right, it's not really a quarterly. I just liked the name. The New Yorker was taken.
This has worked out to some extent. I put it out when I put it out. I don't feel much stress about it. Some submitters on the other hand . . . So, let's put it this way. If I like your work, you'll probably get an email from me at some point soliciting some poems or a story. Otherwise, when we're open for submissions, I'll get the word out. In the mean time, work sent our way will probably go unread. I'm just not organized enough to have submissions open all the time. Either way, it still only comes out when both Rebecca and I feel like we have enough good work selected to make it worth it. I can't imagine volume four will be out any time before this summer. When the time gets close, I'll let you all know to start sending stuff in. Hope you like this one though. I think we got some really good people in here.