perm_identity Letter from the Editor: January 2019

by Mariah Beckman

Published in Issue No. 260 ~ January, 2019

Happy New Year! This year brings some fun and exciting new changes to Pif Magazine. As loyal readers know, we have an incredible staff of literary ladies who work hard to sift through submissions every month. Beginning in February, Alexandra Panic will step into the role of managing editor for our fair literary magazine!

Alex is a writing teacher as well as an accomplished writer and fantastic editor. The quality and the quantity of work this busy Seattle creative — and mom! — puts out for Pif is astounding. That’s how I know that 2019 is going to be our best year yet with such a go-getter at the helm! 

Liz, Danielle and I will still be here to man the oars, but Alex is excited to hit the ground running with fresh ideas, events and writing courses that I know you’ll love to learn more about in the coming months. 

While our masthead might be shaking up a little bit, our submission policy remains the same. A few general reminders about contributor guidelines:

  • Please submit all poetry individually, not in a single document or post. For instance, “Four poems for Pif” is not something we will read. Four poems submitted to Pif, however, all by the same author and each with it’s own name and link in our database, will be read and reviewed in a timely fashion.
  • Your biography will be automatically published along with your accepted work. Previously published Pif contributors, please update your bios as needed.
  • Please remember that spelling and grammar are contributing factors as we consider your work. Your submission should be publication-ready when you send it in.
  • If your work has been accepted/published by Pif in the past three months, we will be unable to consider your submission and will reject your work unread. This is an effort to keep new and emerging writers in rotation along with our favorite returning authors. We appreciate your understanding and also your cooperation with this policy.

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Mariah Beckman is a Seattle-based writer and editor. A transplant from the cloudless skies and arid heat of the Arizona desert, Mariah spends most of her time trying not to feel soggy. Mariah holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University and spends much of her free time with her beau, her family, and her pot-bellied pig, Bebop. When she’s not pretending to know how to knit, she loves to run, hike, kayak, shop, snap photos, and explore the nooks and crannies of the Pacific Northwest.