Just a quick note for a Friday afternoon: literary journal, collective, cabal, or whatchamacallit PANK is raising some funds. Their goal is a cool $4K, and they’re about a quarter of the way there. If you like free online stories, essays, and poems by interesting people, about interesting things, perhaps you’ll toss a few bucks in their kitty.
Look, here’s a link to their Crime Issue, which has a story by Chris Offutt.
Look, here’s a story by Rachel Swirsky.
And look, here’s a whole issue called Science and Fiction.
Also, I recently invited myself awkwardly into a green room kind of thing with Roxane Gay, one of the PANK editors, and she was beyond gracious and sweet. I had no place in that room, is what I’m saying. But I went in anyway, to say hello to her. And she had no problem with that.
Donate! And read!