Today marks the launch of a new online literary magazine called The Picolata Review. Please check it out!
From the charming and talented managing editor Mark Pettus:
"Picolata was originally a Spanish fort located on the St. Johns River seven leagues west of St. Augustine. The fort is now underwater, but Picolata survives as a small village. St. Augustine is known around the world as America's oldest city, but only the locals know about Picolata. You might say it's located just a little west of famous.
This is The Picolata Review, a new magazine dedicated to great writing by talented authors and poets who are also just a little west of famous. We hope you enjoy our first edition, and will consider us your new home for top quality short fiction, poetry, and essays on subjects related to literature and culture.
When I count the number of talented people it took to bring The Picolata Review to life, I run out of fingers and toes before I run out of people to thank. If you like what you see, credit goes first to the writers and poets who trusted us with their work, and next to poetry editor Andy H. and features editor Lisa Coutant. All good work is theirs. Anything else - including misspelled words or formatting errors - is mine. (When it rains, it pours, and at fiction editor Serenity Banks's house, it pours right into the living room. She is dealing with a leaky roof and has tried repeatedly to submit her resignation, which I've refused to accept. She deserves neither blame nor credit for this issue, but will get her share of both in future editions.)"