Nothing stays the same.
Of all people, writers know that. In fact, it’s our bread and butter. Our job is to map change, to explain, as best we can, and to move people by our telling. Verity La isn’t immune to change, which has been made clear by the departure of Alec Patric as co-editor.
Almost two years ago, when the concept of Verity La found the light of day, Alec jumped at the opportunity – maybe literally. His energy, enthusiasm, and literary intelligence helped to take Verity La from idea to reality. This journal – which really is nothing more than an internet space where people donate their work for the enjoyment of others – has grown almost exponentially because of Alec’s involvement.
But now he’s stepped away.
What happens from here? Verity La will keep going, and growing. The journal will continue to publish the best writing submitted, and there’ll be more reviews and interviews, as well as social comment and photomedia. The mission has always been to publish brave writing that moves people. Be brave – yes, that’s the masthead motto. So the journal will bravely keep sailing. What about you? Keep subscribing, keep reading, keep submitting. There are uncharted territories ahead, which – it’s hoped, desired even – will be truly exciting for all concerned.
Verity La and its community wish Alec the very best for what’s ahead in his creative life. No doubt there’ll be more of his stories to read and enjoy and be challenged by. Some of them maybe, just maybe, you’ll read here.
Good luck, Alec, and thank you.