We’re very sad to say that our upcoming open-themed issue will be the seventh and final edition from Forage.

When we began this project we really had no idea that it would be so popular. One of our biggest fears was that nobody would be interested at all, yet over the course of the seven issues we have received literally thousands of submissions. Not only were we astounded by the level of interest in the journal, the consistent high quality of submissions amazed us.

I’m sure many of you wonder about the selection process for journals; although we can’t speak for any others, we can tell you that we were constantly enthused about the steady flow of quality poetry, prose and photography arriving in our inbox. The only down side was when it came to narrowing down the selections for each issue, because that involved a lot of hard decisions. We wouldn’t change any of it for the world.

We often hear the old cliché that poetry is dead. Our experience at Forage has suggested that nothing could be further from the truth.

Thank you to everyone who supported us in any way, whether it was a social media like, a post about our journal, or a kind word about the work featured.

We also want to thank every single person who submitted their work to us because we could not have done it without you. We feel proud that you gave us that opportunity and privileged to have been able to share some of it with the world. To those whose work we featured, it was our pleasure to do so.

We will continue to maintain the site, so all of the published issues will remain available. All issues of the journal are also archived by the British Library, and should be available for indefinite perusal.

Thank you all for reaching into that space between our heads and our hearts to open a door to something we had almost missed.