After several months of not being able to return our attention to maintaing the journal, the editorial team has decided it’s time to officially call it quits. We’ve loved the six years we spent working with you, our wonderful poets and readers. As of today, however, we are closed for submissions with no plans to publish any new issues. Four and Twenty may resurrect in a new form, but not in the immediate future. We have greatly appreciated all of your support and the many years of great poetry we got to share with you. Although it saddens us to call it quits, we are happy to be leaving behind a legacy of six years of great poetry. And you, our featured poets and avid readers, deserve the credit for all you’ve done to help us leave that legacy behind. Thanks for six great years! May we meet up again on future poetic endeavors.
Our staff has been busy with new jobs, new moves, and other major life changes. To accommodate everyone’s need to adapt, we’re taking a short break from publishing the journal. We’re going to use this time to plot a course for the journal moving forward. Look for an announcement in the coming months. Until then, thank you for being such great fans of our labor of love.
Please join us in congratulating our 2011 Pushcart Prize nominees:
Alexander B. Joy
Dear Four and Twenty Fans,
Our daily writing prompts are undergoing a system upgrade to improve both creative output and end-user connectivity. (Translation: We’re changing them up and making them better.) As a result, we will not be posting our daily writing prompts for the rest of this month. We hope to complete this upgrade by 12:01 AM PST on Monday, December 5. In the meantime, we will still be posting our Four and Twenties of the Week and will post the November issue of the journal on Tuesday, November 15.
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you.
Four and Twenty Office of Information Technologies
(Who are we kidding? We don’t have an OIT. It’s just Vinnie, Kay, and Geoff playing around on WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter.)
Check it out! Our publisher, Vinnie Kinsella, was recently interviewed by the editor of the delightfully irreverent High Coup Journal for their monthly “Five Questions for an Editor” feature. You can read the full interview here: http://www.highcoup.org/2010/10/five-questions-for-editor-vinnie.html.