After the news that my publication in the current issue of Grub Street went live, I didn't expect any follow-up. Although I learned at AWP that lit mags love to meet people, especially readers, donors, and authors/artists, I also heard a lot of stories of fear. The writing life seems to include a lot of anonymity, even after being published at a cripplingly low success rate.
So I was pleasantly surprised when I received two contributor's copies and a lovely handwritten note in the mail. The copies were expected, but, a lot of the time, I receive those with no more aplomb than I would if I had simply bought the magazine and not been published in its pages.
Although Hapax will not publish in print for now, I hope to treat our contributors and submitters with similar courtesy, respect, and humanity.