topping the naughty list, but making up for it


           This year, Boston Accent fell short of its goal to release six issues, and for that I deeply apologize. To make this up to you, we will host a yet-to-be-named digital chapbook series in 2018. Submissions will open January 1 and will be free for one month. If we feel that there is demand, we may decide to extend the submission period and charge a small $5 submission fee for a second month. Stay updated on these thrilling developments by following us on everyone's favorite nazi-supporting website. I endorse a massive twitter boycott, so we will also be posting updates on our blog. We plan to stay more active on Instagram in the New Year as well (#fitnessgoals).

           Secondly, we are pleased to announce a call for artwork. Art Editor Michael Rose will be reviewing submissions and selecting 10 U.S.-based artists to appear as our Ten Emerging Artists to Watch for 2018. These winners will be featured in our Anniversary Issue this February, accompanied by an essay about their artwork. For more information, see submission guidelines here.

           I want to take the time to thank poet and former contributor Ariel Francisco for his patience; a review of All My Heroes Are Broke is now live on our blog. Florida readers: check out his upcoming book launch on Sunday, December 10. (If you would like your poetry book reviewed or would like to review a book for our site, feel free to reach out to us.)

           We are still hoping to add a new Nonfiction Editor to our masthead, so if you're good at words and you know it, let us know it at Thanks for being amazing, and enjoy this issue.

           See you in 2018.