Of The Room

There are some big changes going on behind the scenes at the Portland Review. Sadly, our wonderful and vibrant Prose Editor, Jyoti Roy, had to step down. It’s impossible to express the depth of gratitude she deserves. She tackled everything we threw at her with tireless passion and insight. Her energy and sense of humor will be missed in our dank sub-basement offices. While we hope to collaborate with her more in the future, I wanted to take a moment to wish Jyoti the best in her future endeavors.

Luckily, it’s not all bad news. I’m excited to introduce Cooper Lee Bombardier as our new Prose Editor. If anyone can fill Jyoti’s shoes, it’s Cooper. He’s an incredible writer and brings a wealth of other talents to our staff. It’s been great getting to know him over the past few weeks, and we’re excited to welcome him to our gang of lit-obsessed nerds.

Buried under the weight of reading cycles and production schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of the human element. Connecting with other people who share my zeal for writing and art is the most rewarding part of working at the Portland Review.

I’m forever grateful to everyone working at the magazine, and to all our readers.

We have a lot of exciting things on the way, so come back soon (or follow us on facebook and twitter and we’ll keep you posted).