It’s been a good long ride, but Barry Hammond has officially retired as a Poetry editor with On Spec. He will be missed. When we first started out, Barry was also a fiction editor. His meticulous and thorough hand-written notes to summarize the slush pile stories and make comments were extremely helpful to all of us on our Fight Nights, especially when we totally forgot what a story was actually about!
Barry has retired from his day job too, and we wish him all the best in this next chapter of his life. Thanks, Barry, from everyone at On Spec, and from our readers for the past 30+ years!