I am the editor-in-chief of Touchstones. Touchstones is the undergraduate art and literature journal at Utah Valley University. We are doing an anthology or selections edition during the summer of the last ten years of the journal. Eleven years ago, I was the editor-in-chief (EiC) of the Spring 2007 edition and hoped to be the EiC of the then anthology, but disaster happened: I ran afoul of a bureaucratic slip-up in the UVU financial aid department and I wasn’t able to return to school until Fall of 2017.
So I’m doing it all over again, but this time everyone I knew and had a great relationship with has graduated and moved on and I’ve only had a year to rebuild relationships with new people. That’s been pretty hard. The reason I need the good relationships is so this anthology edition can go through smoothly. The biggest problem is most of the people working on Touchstones right now are so busy, they don’t have a lot of time to work on the journal.
Things are going very slowly. We’ve only read about ten percent of what we should have and I’m worried people will not get much more done.
I’m kinda bummed about it.