Well, it’s been a good run, dudes. As of January 2014, I am officially retiring from my beloved position as editorial director of Paper Darts.
I’ve been trying to write this blog for awhile now, and the words just aren’t coming easy so I’m going to keep it super brief.
The past three and a half years with Paper Darts have taught me more about publishing, myself, and the capacity for literary love in the Twin Cities than any paying job I could have possibly gotten right out of college. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the best and coolest authors in the world, and have seen more of my dreams come to life than feels fair. These have pretty much been some of the best years of my personal and professional life. But, ain’t nothing gonna last forever, baby, and a new year seems like as good a time as any to start a new chapter.
I’m leaving Paper Darts in the good hands of those who know it best and a hearty crop of new staff members who have brilliant, world-changing ideas. PD is going to continue to do fantastic things for the local literary community and beyond and while I won’t be there, I’ll still totally be there, you know?
Thanks to the Ladies of Paper Darts, to the local literary community, and to everyone I ever called in a favor to while working as editorial director—I totally owe you.