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Letter from the Editors, Spring 2018, Issue 17

Springs brings rejuvenation — and it brings the re-opening of old wounds. In this new issue, our writers are capturing a longing for connection, whether with old loves, parents and relatives, or past selves. A daughter gets phone calls from her estranged father, and wishes for more between them; a writer uses a classic novel as a bridge between himself and a lover; a couple returns to a reservoir again and again, longing for something that the natural world can give.

What do you long for this season, and what connections are you making in your creative life? We’re riding on a triumph this season, because we’ve reached the 50th episode of our podcast. It’s one of our best shows, so check it out on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts; we re-visit some of our most interesting author interviews and discuss what we’ve learned since that first hesitant episode all those months ago. If you’re enjoying the podcast, please leave us a review on iTunes; it helps us grow and reach new listeners.

We’re also filling a special themed issue for the fall; we want your scary stories! Ghost stories, phobia stories, horror stories, stories of quiet foreboding…we want your poems, essays, and fiction about the things that keep you up at night, both real and imagined.

Happy reading!

Blair Hurley & Olivia Tandon

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