Letter from the Editors

Dear readers, writers, all idealists, cynics (and those in between and simultaneously neither and both), uncommitted wayfarers, and accidental guests,

The summer solstice was June 21st at 17:16, and since then Fortnight has seen a myriad of things — things that can only be accounted for by the stretching hours of daylight, bare limbs brushing the wind, the watery black tar mirages that, in the height of summer, accompanies roads meeting their vanishing points, and of course, the abandoned molts of cicadas dispersed on the planet. These things have been indelibly noted, stored, and allowed to ferment for 1.877 x 10^3 hours, during which, astonishing connections have been made and the act of forgetting has allowed fiction and wonder to seep through and invoke an entirely different beast.

We at Fortnight are humbly inviting you to scrawl these images and strings of words, feeling, color, numbers, textures into a piece that, in its literary and/or visual form, might with greater odds be accessible to the rest of the world. We are currently accepting submissions for our October 2011 issue, and would very much love for you to share with us anything you might have tucked away on a harddrive or is cycling quietly through your memories. In fact, we are publishing monthly from this very instant through to April, so should a constant stream of documentation and invention be your blessing and curse, submit weekly, daily, hourly*!

Additionally, for any students on campus interested in joining Fortnight for the 2011-2012 year, we welcome you to attend our mass meeting on Monday, September 12th at 7pm. We will be located in 3222 Angell Hall, where snacks and refreshments will be provided. Fortnight’s first meeting, in which staff introductions and orders of business will be conducted, is on Sunday, September 18th at 4pm in the basement of Ambrosia cafe (326 Maynard Street). We hope to see you soon!

Your Fortnight Editors

*Perhaps not hourly. Hyperbole intended to promote deeper sense of excitement.


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