All righty then, Copperfield readers. My favorite time of year is nearly here! The end of the Spring term is just a short hop away, which means that summer vacation is around the corner. Then I have a whole summer off to drift and dream and write to my heart’s content.
It’s hard to believe, but we’re already coming close to the 20th-anniversary edition of The Copperfield Review. It seems like just yesterday I decided to attend a class about how to create this little-known thing called an e-zine at Learning Tree University in southern California (this was 2000, and e-zines were just getting started). I became interested in the class due to my frustration with the lack of markets for historical fiction. Copperfield appeared online for the first time in September 2000, and in 2019, we’re still going strong.
Just the other day I read an article about how fleeting most literary journals are. Some are here for a few months. Some are here for a few years. Well, The Copperfield Review is headed toward the end of our second decade. I’ve always said Copperfield is the little journal that could!
To celebrate Copperfield’s 20th birthday we’re coming up with a few surprises. We’re going to be creating our second anthology and we’re also going to create a special print version of Copperfield that will be available for purchase twice a year. We have other goodies coming up too. We’ll let you know all about them when the time comes. We want to keep what you love about Copperfield and yet keep it fresh and interesting.
Here is a special thank you to all the readers and contributors who have been letting us know how much they love Copperfield. We love you too! There’s a reason why so many readers and writers love historical fiction.
Keep your submissions coming. We love reading them!