April 30th has come and gone, the submission deadline for the first issue of Word Gumbo has passed, you've done your hard work and now it's our turn.
As I type, the editors of Team Gumbo are poring over your submissions - over 160 of them in all - and working out what is going to make up our first issue, 'Beginnings' which will be out at the end of May. So far we're really pleased with the standard of work we've received, so well done to you all.
But while we're slaving away bringing the issue to life, there's no need to just sit there and wait. A new theme - 'Opposites - has been posted on the website, and the deadline for issue two is June 30th. So put fresh inspiration into your brain, apply pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, and send us your work.
We're looking forward to it.
In the meantime, it's back to work for me and the rest of the team.
See you on the other side of the pile!
- Calum Kerr