“Aren’t you supposed to be doing something, Stiltsanashi-kun?”
It’s summer, I thought. That means people should have extra time to read applications, right? Bring someone in early and we’d have plenty of time to get them settled in before the autumn season, I figured. Maybe they’ll even have time to help us with previews!
Only it turns out, everyone who reads the applications isn’t a student (which I knew), and the summer isn’t any less busy for us full-time workers. (Related: The monthly impressions will be back when our monthly review ringleader, Cherrie, doesn’t have four billion things on her plate.)
We did finally get through all the applications though, so we do have a new writer incoming! (Woo!) And, as is quickly becoming standard, it was a difficult decision, because there were a bunch of great writers (and cool people) among the lunatics who applied.
Seriously. I don’t say that just to assuage your wounded pride. There were several applicants who didn’t get the spot by a razor’s edge, people I would have happily brought on. It’s an embarrassment of riches around here. Probably ’cause you all rock. Also: Are smart, intelligent, savvy, and handsome and/or beautiful. And easily flattered? (I can only hope.)
I will say that if there’s anything this round of applications has taught me, is that none of those of us who actually have to read the darn things have any time for this stuff. Which means we paid a little more attention to our runner ups were this time. It’s possible we’ll pull a Samu and bring another writer on in a season or two. No promises! But if it’ll let me write alongside more of you awesome ass bitches (and let me avoid reading so many applications again…), I’m all for it.
For those who asked for feedback on your applications, I’ll be getting to that shortly(ish). Gotta focus on the preview first, which you can expect sometime next week. I’ll edit this post when I’ve sent out all the requested feedback, so if you haven’t gotten an email from me by then, feel free to ping me at stilts(at)randomc(dot)net to bring it to my attention.
Thank you to everyone who applied. You’re honestly remarkable. To have so many people wanting to give back to this community brings a tear to my eye. You’re all awesome in my book.