Goatmeal deadline extended to May 18th!

Oh hello, friends!

Holy oats, the months! Where do they go. We know you’ve been staying up late in your work-closet, scribbling anguished nighttime poetry on post-it notes, watching meaty moths flap around your dimming lamp, and wondering, “WHERE, for the love of whole grains, is Master Oatmeal?” (And, if you’re anything like us, “WHY are these moths the size of small cats?”) Well, we’re so glad that you’ve learned how to summon him. Our favorite breakfast-advocating literary flaneur and captain brainstormer has returned at long last! You might be surprised to learn that Master Oats suffers some of the meanest seasonal allergies banjoon this side of the Rockies. This spring, he left Oatmeal HQ Farms (in the most robust bloom!) for three weeks to dip down to Peru and clear his sinuses in the sodium-chloride-laden hot springs of the high Cordillera Blanca. He likened the soothing marvels of the natural world to a “full-body Neti Pot.” 

But hooray, he’s back! And we are gearing up for a hearty, hearty Goatmeal harvest and the rowdiest celebration since 1999. The goats are antsy and yelling like one million humans, and they are just to the MOON with excitement for the fifth issue. Have you seen goats on the moon? It’s one of our favorite things. But first, we have news!

We are reopening the gates for Goatmeal: The Farm Issue submissions! These past few months have been all kinds of nutty, and as Master Oatmeal always says, the more oats, and of course the more pygmy goats, the merrier. Why not harvest a little late, if we can fill our cornucopias (and our cornucopias’ baby cornucopias) to the brim, right? If you’ve been weeping into your night oats since March because you missed your chance to contribute to the feast, you can still send us your favorite (or least favorite) goat doodles, oatmeal odes, or pie gourdcontest parables (or ANYTHING you’ve written, farm-related or not!) by Saturday, May 18th! But also, always feel free to send us things you’ve written!

The other little slice of news: we are going to have a release party! Somewhere, sometime. The date and location will remain a surprise. But not for long! Stay tuned! And keep your calendars vaguely open in late May and early June.

Well, friends, that’s all for now. We’re as excited to bundle up and release all of your wonderful pieces into the world as we are to garb our goats in summery Renaissance gowns. Contribute everything you’ve ever written to Goatmeal, and then come drink from our oatmeal stout fountain! 

Goatmeal or go home,
Your buddies at Oatmeal Farms

P.S. Sign up for OatMAIL! What else will we do with our doodles?