From the Blog Editor – A Year in Gratitude


This time of year, there are a lot of people giving a lot of speeches that all say more or less the same thing. So I’m going to keep this brief. We’ve accomplished so much this year – introduced a multimedia book, got Vol. XIII ready in time for a February launch, kept in touch with all of you throughout – it’s dizzying to think about. All that’s really left to say is thank you.

First and foremost, I want to thank Nicole and Christina for believing in the necessity of this blog and encouraging ideas that seemed far-fetched just one year ago.

To the entire Vol. XIII staff – the senior staff, the assistants, all the readers – thank you for all of your hard work this year and for your contributions to our #FridayReads feature and interviews.

Thank you, past LUMINA contributors for your patience and participation in our Good News Roundups. Your feedback has helped us refine our process throughout the year. We are so happy that we’ve been able to provide you with space to celebrate your accomplishments each month.

Likewise, thank you to everyone we had the privilege of interviewing this year, both for the blog and the printed journal.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support our events this year, from the LUX launch in December to spending the weekend with us at AWP Seattle to our New York launch at KGB. And to everyone who has kept up with us online, reading our posts and buying copies of our journals!

And last but certainly not least, I have to thank Amy, my assistant editor. I don’t know where I’d be without your diligence and enthusiasm. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to help lay the groundwork for this blog.

Congratulations to all of this year’s graduates! Good luck to the incoming Vol. XIV staff – I can’t wait to see what you create!