Welcome to the first issue of Blue Marble Review! We’re glad you’re here and hope you enjoy the creative work found in our inaugural issue.
This issue features writers who are athletes, take photos, spend their free time drawing, and love Shakespeare. A few are studying philosophy, economics or math, and more than one mentioned a teacher who has made a difference in their lives. Some are figuring out middle school, halfway through high school or newly navigating college. All are creative.
We’re lucky. With the generous help of supporters who believe in the arts, and in supporting the creativity of young writers we are able to pay our artists and writers a nominal fee for their work.
To those of you who spread the word about the journal as well as read, edited and tech-supported us on our way to publication, many thanks.
We’re grateful— for the large volume of submissions we received, and the variety of voices we had to choose from when selecting work for this issue. To all of the writers and artists that sent us work: keep writing and submitting— we’d love to see what you’re working on next.