The eleventh edition of JONAHmagazine leaves port today with several short stories, some fiction, and creative non-fiction, on board, but only partly laden, having left without its usual cargo of poetry. But fear not, sailors, within a few days JONAHmagazine will circle back and pick up these strollers and add them to its crew. We hope for an exciting but safe cruise, without storm or marauding pirates to assault our ship. We will tack the warmer, milder winds towards more optimistic harbours, yet keeping an alert eye out for the storm. JONAH’s extended sea odyssey continues, searching for a shifting home port, somewhat akin to the Argo of Greek myth, but more like the anonymous boat that carried Jonah away from his mission before mission was forced upon him by his fellow sailors. The Argo pulls far ahead, as we float at anchor, waiting for poetry to call us back to port. The writing in this new issue is quite varied, displaying the characteristics we seek in our ABOUT page. We continue to choose carefully among many submissions of high quality.
Our next edition is planned for early winter of 2019. For now, in the northern hemisphere where our editors live, winter begins to engulf us with its long, cold nights, snows and freezing rain, and blustery winds. We hope that for our readers, the writing in this issue will warm them. By the next issue, number 11, days will again be long, and we will sit in the shade and again read from our collection of poetry and prose.