September 2017: Issue Seven
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Phillip Pullman
Dear Readers and Writers,
Welcome to the September issue of Blue Marble Review, and the outstanding creative efforts of our contributors. Our submissions continue to increase which means we have the unpleasant job of turning down great work that we just don’t have space for. We remain committed to paying all our contributors, and indebted to ALL of those who submit work. It’s a privilege to work our way through the poems, stories and essays that reflect young writing voices from many parts of the world.
We think creative expression is pretty important. And that the introspection of the writer * or artist eventually translates to a story or painting that becomes a way to outwardly connect with others in the world.
One of this issues contributors—Canadian writer/artist Almas Khan shares her definition of a writer:
- Merely a person with a biological tendency to be fascinated by everything and a desire to outlive themselves (for a truly glorious kind of immortality can be conjured with nothing but ink and pen).
- Somebody who aches unbearably with the force of every person they will never be, every place they will never visit, every fictional thought, emotion, and imaginable spectrum of sound and aroma and colour that is too beautiful not to exist outside of their mind.
- An individual who is simultaneously a physicist, philosopher, and street magician; for to be a talented writer you must be everything. (Almas Khan)
Thanks Almas, —we think this applies to creators of all kinds. Enjoy Issue Seven!