THE EDITOR WRITES: The Pilgrim is going quarterly. That’s right. Four issues a year.
We did not take this decision lightly. In fact it we didn’t take it at all. Reality - that abrupt and generous tutor – took it for us. Subscribers and regular readers will have noticed, over the past year or so, both an increase in the size of each issue and a slowing-down in the rate of production. These two phenomena are of course related: the bigger and more capacious the magazine, the longer it takes to produce. And as the Black Seed Writers Group has grown and continues to grow, expanding to fill whatever space we find ourselves in, conditions have necessarily changed. The first Pilgrim, from December 2011, featured four writers (Paul Estes, Richard Lizine, Brian & Jayne Eisan); the second featured eleven; this issue, our forty-fifth, features nearly seventy. So in 2018 we will be tuning ourselves to the grand symphony of seasonal New England, and putting out issues in March, June, September and December. Thank you for sticking with us.
Pilgrim 45 is just what you need: medicine for the mental environment. We welcome to our pages Anthony C, Diana, Joyce Smith, Zeke, Athan Whigham, Jackie S, Tuku Ie-Ja, Dana Rodriguez, Regina Cobb, Rich White, Devin J. Simon, Kenny Thompsen, John Lane, Joe Edge and Richie Berman.
~ James Parker ~