For better or for worse, Picnic is transitioning from mostly poetry and front loaded with announcement to a more varied content that includes translations, fiction, literary stuff, featured favorites (so far mine but suggestions and guest contributions welcome) and writing in general.
Speaking of the latter here is some better than the usual Free Writing Advice from an unexpected source, io9 ("we come from the future"), feed normally filed under "peculiarosities." That may take care of the better too. "Worse" remains to be seen.
In the meantime, In addition to a (hopefully helpful and enlightening) about page, I'm working on a FAQ. Input invited for both.
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