Regardless of how many literary journals exist, regardless of how many editors pore on long queues of manuscripts, too few people get to experienceâ€”to put a hand inâ€”the utter folly of building something like the swaying minaret of words you climbed here. I get to, thanks to the deep foundation of Noble / Gas Qtrlyâ€™s staff and our contributorsâ€™ spiring marriage of ability and discipline.
It grounds meâ€”electrically.
Georgia Bellas, Jacquelyn Bengfort, Adriana Cloud, Tasha Coryell, Justin Lawrence Daugherty, Dominic Gualco, Joel Hans, Kyle Hemmings, Anna Meister, Emily Oâ€™Neill, Daniel W. Thompson, Stuart Thursby, Kyle Valenta, and Sonya Vatomsky: thank you.
Lindsay Branca, Christi Craig, Emma Fissenden, Joseph Spece, Emilee Wirshing, John Boucher, Sara Iacovelli, Will Kaufman, and Graham Oliver: thank you.
To those readingâ€”and I thank you, as wellâ€”the roll call above is wholly responsible for your enjoyment, your astonishment. Direct all kudos appropriately.