We are proud to
feature many young New Zealand poets in this
wonderfully poetry-heavy issue. Also we hope you enjoy reading our fiction
(we look forward to feedback regarding 'Mordu and Lingo: A Political Fable"
in particular), Nicholas Henderson-Clark's review
of the recent BBC adaptation of Dicken's "David Copperfield" as well as
the work of undergraduate students (some from FIME202 Media and Intercultural Communication in
Otago's Film and Media Department). Speaking of which, our next issue,
due to arrive online in September, will be a special supplementary featuring
some of the work of undergraduate students in Otago's Film and Media paper
FIME301: Film and Media Theory.
We would like to take
this opportunity to thank our submitters, who have been very patient
as we work with them through our current submission scheme. As we find
it penalises people who submit early, and sometimes neglects those who
submit near publishing time, we will be changing our submission guidelines
and requirements in the near future to include a 'call for papers' notification
and a cut-off date. While we will receive submissions at all times as
we have always done, these new guidelines will make it easier for people
to see the connection (most apparent to us) between submitting and being
published, instead of having the two separated by many weeks or a few
months. We welcome your suggestions regarding this, and ask you to be
aware of any changes on our submissions page.
We'd also like to express
our gratitude to Irene Sutton, for her always accomodating technical
know-how, and to John Hale, for his energy and enthusiasm regarding
Deepsouth. Deepsouth is rather well-known overseas, but not so in New
Zealand, especially around our own campus - so our thanks go to John
for his attempts at redressing this imbalance!
The Editorial Team
Donald Ferns, Catherine Fletcher,
Alison Cummings, Karen McLean
and Jo Smith.