“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Read Paper Republic: Season One, and Survey!

By Eric Abrahamsen, published

So, it’s rather gone by in a whirlwind, but we’ve reached the end of our first year of Read Paper Republic. Starting June 18 of last year, we’ve published 53 short pieces online, one each Thursday (there’s 53 weeks in a year, right?), and today’s publication of Li Jingrui’s One Day, One of the Screws Will Come Loose marks the end of what we’ve come to think of as “Read Paper Republic, Season One”.

We’re taking a short break! Nicky Harman, Helen Wang and Dave Haysom have done a remarkable amount of work over the past year, and it's time for a breather while we think about where to go from here.

Apropos of that, we have a request to make of you! We’ve created a very short online survey that we very much hope you’ll take a moment to fill out. It’s only a page, and will be invaluable to us as we look back over the past year of publications, and think about the future. Please take five minutes and help us fill it out!

So what will be next? We’re not sure yet. Over the next six months, we’re likely to make some more additions to the RPR lineup, probably based around events and author visits in various parts of the world. “Season One” was done with no funding whatsoever (thanks to all our editors, translators and authors!), and we’re very aware that we could make a hypothetical “Season Two” a lot better with a bit of support.

Got any good ideas for doing that? Please let us know in the survey!

Comments

# 1.   

Great job! You should publish it as a book as well.

Anna Gustafsson Chen, June 16, 2016, 3:53a.m.

# 2.   

online survey 'submit' button doesn't do anything for my chrome browser on Mac Machine... I'll see if I might get better luck with Safari later...

Great work to get the site back online!

susan, July 26, 2016, 8:02p.m.

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