In my efforts improve the profile of the magazine I now insist that poets mention us in future publications. I say this because I became aware that a young writer whose work I think I was the first to promote has gone onto better things and mentioned all the known magazines she has been published in but not Message.

I am not bitter as you can tell. It’s like the free cyclers who recently harvested all my lavender while I was out without so much as a ‘Thank you’. Still on a more positive note I was thrilled to find in a recent collection by an American poet that we are mentioned. So the magazine has been to New York but sadly not the editor…