Seven days ago Rochford Street Review turned four years old. On 2 December 2011 we published our first three articles:
- Comments on Mike Ladd’s review of Australian Poetry Since 1788, edited by Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, UNSW Press, in the Sydney Morning Herald, November 12-13 2011 – Mark Roberts.
- Kris Hemensley on Pete Spence’s new collection Perrier Fever. Grand Parade Poets 2011
- Wild & Woolley: A Publishing Memoir. Michael Wilding – Reviewed by Mark Roberts
Since then we have published over 350 other reviews, articles and launch speeches and have received over 92,000 page ‘hits’.
While we are still primarily a literary review journal we have attempted to expand our focus to include the visual arts and film and we would also like to include other disciplines such as dance and theatre in the future.
After Christmas Rochford Street Review will be taking a few weeks off before returning with Issue 17 in mid January. At the same time RSR will also be looking to expand its workforce bringing on a number of ‘Associate Editors’ to help with the day to day running of the Review – this will include chasing up articles and reviews as well as editing, markup and publishing – more of this in the near future but if you are interested in getting involved please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org (for other contact methods see https://rochfordstreetreview.com/about-rochford-street-review/contact-rochford-street-review/). This expansion will be critical fir the future sustainability of Rochford Street Review as it has grown to the point where it is no longer possible to be run by one person – if it is to survive another 4 years it will need new blood and a broader base.
– Mark Roberts