It’s been brought to my attention by more than a few people recently that we’ve published some plagiarized work.
I am NOT OKAY WITH THIS. To all injured parties, please know that I am taking all actions that I can to deal with the situation, remove this person from the web site, and RETRACT THEIR PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATION. However, I’d love to talk with you about nominating YOUR WORK and YOUR WORDS for a PushCart Prize. Because you are the one who deserves it.
It’s not okay to come into my house, take advantage of my generosity and lie and steal. I started this magazine for writers to feel free and to write freely – not TO PLAGIARIZE. I am disappointed, hurt and shocked.
Right now I am battling a very severe stomach infection and am on a liquid diet – I feel AWFUL and was more-than-humbled yesterday as I collected my own stool samples for the doctor’s office.
BE PATIENT WITH ME – please – while I figure out what the hell is going on with my body. Know that I am outraged and beyond words about this incident. I am not taking news of it lightly.
A trusted SLM writer and frequent contributor quietly brought this to my figurative doorstep yesterday before I got explosive e-mails and comments from everyone else, implying that I’m somehow complicit with this behavior. It goes against everything that this journal stands for.
Editor In Chief,
Kelly Fitzharris Coody