Guest Editor’s Note
A bit more than a decade ago a small group aboard a cocktail cruise on Lake Monroe proposed a new literary journal. Setting sail on the already crowded waters of small literary publishing is an ambitious launching, and keeping afloat for a decade is no small accomplishment. In Volume I, the editors stated that they were driven by the vision of a cohesive, quality Florida journal. In the years that followed, submissions arrived from authors far beyond Florida’s borders, quality writing being the primary criteria for selection. By the fifth year, Florida English became a 501©3, tax-exempt corporation, making the financial foundation less of a worry. Year six brought thematically focused issues, and each following year brought more submissions, more international acclaim, and more stature to that journal that began in conversation on a boat on Lake Monroe.
been my great pleasure to have submitted to this growing journal and
greater pleasure to have had works accepted and read by the journal’s
ever-growing audience. An even greater honor is being asked to serve as
guest editor for this tenth anniversary edition. I may not be around for
another decade, but I know that Florida English will continue to
grow in content, in quality, and in reputation. I’m sure readers,
authors, and artists all congratulate the founding and regular editorial
and production staff. We are hungry for more!
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