Yet another year is coming to a close. For many of us, the dark, cold days of winter are a time for reflection on the past year and setting new goals for the year ahead. Here at Two Cities Review, we are no exception. It is hard to believe that this issue is already our 8th and marks the last issue of our second year of publication! As we take stock of all that we have accomplished in the past two years, we feel great pride in the quality of the work we showcase, as exemplified by the pieces in this blustery, wintery issue. We’re also excited to be producing a new way to experience the magazine: as of this issue’s release, you’ll now be able to listen to the Two Cities Review podcast.
Our goal when we first started this magazine was to provide a home for writing that bridged boundaries, both in terms of style and genre, from both well-known and unpublished writers. We are excited that we have been able to produce such high-quality issues, but we felt something was missing. We feel that being an online magazine should include more than simply a PDF of the work. As our original mission pushed writers to imagine hybrid worlds and ways of writing, we are now pushing our own magazine to cross form and utilize the online environment to its full potential.
We have already begun asking our accepted writers to submit recordings of themselves reading their work, which are now published alongside the pieces on our website. We are reaching out to producers and directors to exhibit video works as well. And now, with the publication of this issue, we are unveiling our brand-new Two Cities Review podcast, a biweekly podcast on which we will discuss pieces we love in the current issue and books we are particularly loving or hating. We will also include readings and interviews with distinguished authors and poets, as well as answers to questions from our readers, submitters and listeners. We hope you will enjoy listening to it as much as we have enjoyed creating it. You will be able to find it on our website and on iTunes. Please let us know what you think!