As short fiction writers, we can receive a lot of rejection. Or silence. When our stories are published there is sometimes recognition, but usually ... nothing. That's why I was so surprised when a writer from BC -- a total stranger -- sent me a note through the contact page on this site to tell me why he liked this story. Again, I was absurdly pleased. It doesn't take much to make me happy.
I suspect I am not unlike many writers who toil away, trying to create a short story that will resonate with a reader. Even one reader.
So here is what I ask: If you are a reader that has been touched by a story, who nodded and silently proclaimed "yes" when you finished a piece of short fiction in one of Canada's great literary journals, reach out to the writer of that story. These days, chances are they're on Twitter, or they have a website with a contact page. The fact is, they can usually be reached. So drop them an appreciative line. Do it. You'll make someone happy. And maybe kick start their writing day!