Last week, for the first time, NC had over 10,000 views.
Last week Jennica Harper’s Sally Draper Poems, published in March, went viral. They were even quoted in Slate Magazine.
This week so far Jason Lucarelli’s essay on Gordon Lish, published in February, was cited in 3AM Magazine in the UK and Mary Stein’s review of Kjersti Skomsvold’s novel The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am, published in March, 2012, was linked in the UK Guardian books section. Skomsvold made the list of finalists for the prestigious IMPAC Award; apparently we were one of the few, if not the only magazine to recognize what a brilliant novel she had written.
It’s time to take a moment and reflect with some pride on the international notice we’ve managed to achieve. We are publishing intelligent, original, cutting edge work at NC, and, though we sometimes seem to be labouring in obscurity, we are beginning to be part of a larger conversation.