Transient Newsletter #1

Wow, so it has been quite an exciting month here at Transient! To see six months of work and more than a year of planning finally begin to take shape is unbelievable, and believe me, things will only get better. But I suppose for this newsletter we should start at the beginning.

How Transient Came to Be

Transient has been a dream of mine for many years, and with the arts continually being cut from many budgets, I decided it was a dream I had to act upon sooner than later. So in the summer of 2011, I began working on Transient’s business plan, and just days into 2012 this plan turned into a full-blown business venture. While the idea of Transient has evolved and taken many forms before it became what it is today, one thing that has always remained true to Transient is our mission: to be both an online literary magazine and writing community where poets and writers can share more than their words and works but themselves.

Transient gives poets and writers a place to have their voice heard, their stories told, but one of the most important things at Transient is our writing community. Our goal is to be a support system, a writing database, an interactive forum, and true online community  for students, poets, writers, and publishers. We plan to sponsor several events throughout the year, support local schools and its creative students through internships, mentorship, and other educational opportunities, and create an online literary family related by our love for language, whatever form it may take.

What We’ve Been Up Too…

Since our creation in January, we have been working hard to get our business and website up and running. While our Technical Updates section (below) goes into more detail, perhaps the biggest change to our site is the enabling of our Submission Manager, Submishmash, and subsequent changes to the submissions process. (For more information on our submissions guidelines and to submit to our first issue, please visit our Submissions page.)  We have also invested a lot of time in the not-so-exciting but ever important writing and  filing of business documents…

But with the housework finally out-of-the-way, we have begun devoting all of our attention to Transient’s first issue, upcoming events, and the development of our online writing community. So far, we have received quite the response to our call for submissions–a response which is both hopeful and humbling. Our upcoming events page should be updated soon, as we are currently in the process of scheduling a poets, writers, and publishers Meet and Greet and our release party and reading, and we will also be out and about in the Philadelphia-area attempting to meet as many of you as possible. So feel free to say hi if you see us; we look forward to meeting you soon.

Technical Updates and Other Information

We have five pages live on our site: Home, where you can learn a bit more about us and our mission; Submissions, which includes the link to our Submissions Manager and submissions guidelines; Meet the Team; Upcoming Events; and Contact Us. By the end of February 2012, we hope to post (and host) several upcoming Transient events and we open our Writer’s Community page. Please be aware that since our Writing Community has proved to be a bit more entailed, technically speaking, than we initially imagined, it will be rolled out in phases. But, as always, we will make announcements as additional information becomes available.

If you have any suggestions for other topics you would like covered in our Writer’s Community or simply have other questions or comments,  please email

Keep writing, and keep those submissions coming!

To subscribe to our newsletter and get regular updates on all the goings-on at Transient, please send an email to and write “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

2 Responses to “Transient Newsletter #1”
  1. says:

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyway, just wanted to say excellent blog!

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