Knockout #6 is at the printers and expected by around the end of August. This will be the last issue of Knockout, but we’ve got a surprise in store. We’ve launched Left Hooks (www.lefthooks.net) as a successor of sorts to Knockout. There, we’ll be as punchy as ever, and we’ll be running GLBTQA-friendly poetry, nonfiction, political pieces, humor, essays, and essentially everything else that strikes our fancy. We’ll be doing so online, which will make the whole venture more agile, responsive, and, hopefully, a whole hell of a lot of fun. We’re damn pleased with the work on the site so far. Here’s something else you should know: Left Hooks pays for submissions, albeit not all that much ($10 per piece, on average). To submit, click here, and please tell your friends. Knockout succeeded because of your fine work, and Left Hooks needs that sort of help too.