As has become customary I would like to use this space to note my gratitude and praise for The Account staff who all work on a volunteer basis.
A thank you to our editors Lauren Brazeal Garza, Lyndsey Ellis, Rachele Salvini, and Christina Stoddard. Their leadership, and thoughtful attention to each and every submission, and mindful eye in crafting our genre sections is the foundational core that drives our mission at The Account.
A special thank you to Lauren for championing our new interviews section: such a wonderful addition to The Account — looking forward to future editions.
Additional gratitude to Christina who handled much of the logistics for this issue, and once again offered invaluable guidance to myself and the publication at large. Thank you Christina, The Account simply could not exist without you.
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Praise, Gratitude, and, Joy to our new assistant editors Camille U. Adams, L. A. Johnson, and Megha Nayar. Their important and mindful contributions helped shape their respective sections.
Thank you for your time. It’s been wonderful having you as part of our community.
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As always thank you to our Founding / Consulting Editor Tyler Mills. Her support allows The Account to stay accessible to our readers, submitters, and the literary world at large. I will forever be grateful to Tyler for trusting me with this space.
And once again, thank You Reader.
I think the act of reading and writing is innately private, and immensely personal.
I think at its best literature can language the un-languagable. I think literature at its core has the ability to change the reader and writer alike.
I know at its core The Account offers a space for the reader and writer to sit down together in silent conversation as they scroll through the pages.
That’s what excites me most about The Account: each contribution offers the reader a chance to step into the writer’s mind-space while they say Hi. Hello. Welcome. This is what’s been on my mind.
With Joy, Till Next Year,
Sean Cho A.