Dear friends of Catamaran:
We thank you enormously for your support these past few years and hope
that you have found the Catamaran reading experience pleasurable and
exciting. The Catamaran editorial staff was helped in its objective of
bringing to you a first-rate South Asian American literary magazine by
the Asian American Studies Institute and Asian American Cultural Center
at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Their financial support was
crucial to the high production value of the magazine. We are extremely
grateful for their recognition of the magazine's value.
However, we write at this time to inform you that the economic crisis of
recent months makes it impossible for us to continue to publish the
magazine. Like institutions of higher education across the country, the
University of Connecticut is forced to work with significantly reduced
funds. Catamaran is a casualty of this unfortunate situation. We hope
very much that we will be able to resume publication in the near future,
once we have identified alternate sources of funding. In the meantime,
we trust that you will keep us in mind and do whatever you can to
facilitate Catamaran's rebirth.
The Catamaran Crew.