The wait is over! The long anticipated release of Trigger is finally upon us. It was (at times) a lot of seemingly endless tasks that everyone here at Status Hat was working to get done, like formatting and reformatting the short stories and poems, or (my favorite) checking every link on the website to make sure it worked properly. Even so, I thought working to get Trigger ready was fun and wildly exciting, especially as I saw things starting to come together. Thanks to Carli Castellani, Status Hat's Artistic Director, Christopher Lowe, the editor for Trigger, and my fellow summer interns, David Cook and John Marion, Trigger is up and ready and looking great. You can learn more about it and see the works of the 16 artists and writers who contributed to this first edition here.
Along with Trigger, Status Hat's July issue “Games & Puzzles” is also being released this week. This is the first issue with our new summer guest editor, Vicki Baumgartner Schaeffer. She and the fall editor, Liz McCollum, have been working hard and creatively to get ready for the upcoming issues of the 'zine, which brings us through to the end of the year. To see so much happen after just a couple of weeks here is really exciting for me. It is truly inspiring to work with all of these talented artists and writers. I can't wait to see and learn more.
Miriam Hancock, Editorial Intern
June 29, 2011