This issue is so packed with fiction that there’s virtually no space left for the editorial, so I will be, as they say, “mercifully brief”. Although as DargonZine’s Editor, I really don’t see why a short editorial should be termed “merciful” … But allow me to move on to the content; I have just two things to talk about.
First, I’d like to extend a personal welcome to all our new subscribers. Since the last issue went out, nearly three dozen new readers have subscribed to the zine. Part of that influx is attributable to an article, written by Emily Alward and distributed by TipWorld, which featured DargonZine. In the two days after that article went out we received more than a dozen new subscription requests, and two new writers had contacted us about joining the group! Welcome aboard, and I hope you enjoy our stories and that DargonZine meets your expectations.
Oddly, this is a bit of an awkward issue for us to welcome new readers with, because it contains the concluding chapters of three ongoing storylines: JD Kenyon’s two-part “A Tale of Two Thieves”, Nick Wansbutter’s three-part “A Matter of Honour”, and Dafydd’s four-part “Talisman Three”, which in itself is part of an immense (and ongoing) story arc that goes back another sixteen chapters and may continue equally far into the future! I’d encourage our new readers to go back and read these stories in their entirety; they’re well worth the effort!
Unfortunately (or perhaps “mercifully”), due to space limitations that’s about all I can say for now, but you can be sure I’ll have plenty of news and opinions to share when DargonZine 13-5 is distributed next month! Until then, enjoy the stories, and help us spread the word!