A Word from the Editor

We’re excited to present you with a jam-packed Issue 3.2!

So much is going on behind the scenes as we learn and grow and evolve as a journal. We hope you enjoyed the first installment of Thursday’s new feature . . . our weekly serial. As we mentioned before, we hope it will serve as a model for the type (in form, not content) of serial we are looking to feature in our journal. If you’re interested in submitting a serial, we’ll be opening up submissions in about a month. So, stay tuned!

Please don’t forget our Short Story and Nonfiction Contests. The deadline is swiftly approaching at the end of this month. The entry fees for these contests will be used to help cover the costs of running the journal so that we can continue to accept work with no reading fees. Also, 12.5% of each entry fee will be donated to Care.org to empower women and girls around the world.

In today’s issue, we’re thrilled to present a very international issue with work from women around the world! Our authors today hail from New York, Trinidad and Tobago, India, and Tennessee! Catherine Kapphahn explores the topic of grief in her moving personal essay, “Geology of Grief.” Indira Sammy’s microfiction piece, “The Fighter,” packs an emotionally, powerful punch. Priya Narayanan’s poem “War” perfectly expresses the silent battles we often fight inside of a relationship. Finally, we’ve interviewed a talented, indie author, Stephanie McElligott, about her journey in writing and her book, “The Gifts of Man.” We know you will love these women’s work as much as we do, and we encourage you to connect with them on social media and let them know you enjoyed their work.

Thank you to all our readers for the time you spend with us each week and for sharing our posts on social media and helping us connect with readers around the world. (64 countries and counting!)


Rachel Holbrook

Editor in Chief

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