Issue #4 has finally escaped confinement! Sorry about the delay everyone, but regrettably 'real life' got in the way again (don't ask). As the time blew out for the release of issue #4 it was decided to move it back to the end of March/early April. As Encounter is pretty much created on a shoestring these sort of glitches are going to happen from time to time!
This is just a quick update to let everyone know that Encounter #4 is on its way. Because the last issue was so late due to production problems beyond my control, and the subsequent intervention of Christmas / New Year festivities, the next issue is running behind schedule again. It should be ready for release within the next couple of weeks.
Last year was a bit of a test run, just seeing how it all went, but this year I intend to get more organised. Ideally, I'd like to be part preparing an issue ahead. Once the upcoming issue is out of the way I'll probably have more to say about all of that. Anyway, #5 is due at the end of March, so if anyone wants to make a contribution, the issue is open to submissions now.
PS. My e-mail service has a woeful web-based interface that means I seem to keep missing peoples' messages, with things quickly sliding off the first page and getting buried. Sorry if I've missed your e-mail and I'll do my best to go back through it all and get up to date.