Onward: Crunchable’s New Issue

It’s been a long time coming

For the first time in well over a year, Crunchable has a new issue — not to mention a new look, and a lot of new other things besides.

The theme is “Onward,” reflecting the renewed energy here at Crunchable and launching a year of themes that will all have to do with directions. Six great writers each tackled this theme very differently — reflecting on what it’s like to charge into new experiences, or how difficult it is to break free of old ones; on looking ahead while reflecting on a past that’s murky or just downright unpleasant; on finding inspiration to guide one’s path through this new year.

Of course, the look of the site has changed a bit, too. You’ll most notice the difference if you’re reading this on a smartphone or tablet: Crunchable now uses Responsive Web Design, meaning the site stretches or squishes itself to fit whatever screen you’re using.

Parts of the design are a little rough around the edges, and I still have quite a bit of tuning to do under the hood. (To tablet users, I owe particular apologies about the buggy drop-down navigation menu. I’m still working on it!) If you run into problems, please e-mail us at eds@crunchable.net.

I’m exceptionally grateful to all the writers — Dennis Wilson, Rachel Wimer, Molly E. Weeks, Mike Meagher, Kevin Brotzman, and Stephanie Fowler — for all the time they spent in writing these pieces and working with me through the editing process, and to assistant editors Annie Woodall and Melissa Reddish, who have been wise in their counsel and unflagging in their enthusiasm and diligence.

We’re also just a few weeks away from announcing a new call for submissions. So please keep reading, keep writing, and we’ll have more for you soon.

Article © 2013 by Michael Duck