looks like it’s time for more reading and revising with friends nearby…

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Dear writer, our submissions were filled within one day of reopening them. The number of writers we must work with before reopening is substantial. With our sincere apology, we can’t accept new writing from you until we’ve worked with and published each of them. We will reopen our public submissions as soon as we can.

The good news is this means you can take time to read what others have written and published on The GOAT PoL. When you admire a story, you can let the writer know by sending a fan letter (just “click” on author’s name at the top of the story and choose “send a fan letter”). And—since you are a writer who wants to work with other writers—maybe you and they can get together to read each other’s new work and support each other as readers, advisors, or editors. Please do!

The GOAT PoL is an open invitation to write and read together in a “polity of literature.” Please be patient with us, do some reading and work with each other, while we pause and adapt to find the best way forward. We’ll be working on it and publishing as well and swiftly as we can.

Thanks again for your support and your patience. We look forward to working with you soon.