While I still have a blog ID, I’m going to embarrass and offer public congratulations to some members of our staff. First to our editor, Mehdi Okasi, who recently won a statewide National Society of Letters contest and gave a reading down in Bloomington Sunday. Also congratulations to our rising Assistant Director of Creative Writing, Christopher Feliciano Arnold, who recently won Playboy’s college fiction contest and will have a story out in Playboy’s October issue. Finally congratulations to Mindy Gutowski, whose poem “Affinity” recently won in the AWP intro awards, and is due to be published soon in Artful Dodge.