It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.
To our readers and contributors:
By the time one of our issues goes up online we’ve corresponded with a lot of writers and artists, and it’s exciting to see the variety of creative work out there. Because we’re grant supported and have a fixed per-issue budget, we end up (reluctantly) turning down a lot of great work that fits our guidelines. We hope reading through an issue of Blue Marble is a catalyst for writers and artists to create and continue sending their work out into the world.
Many thanks to our grant givers, benefactors and cheerleaders whose unflagging support continues to allow us to pay all of our contributors.
Our Issue Six creatives write about a range of topics: travel, love, loss, grief, race, identity, Facebook, and more—but it’s the way they write that makes their work stand out. There’s a good mix of humor, insight and poignancy in this issue and we hope you’ll return frequently to our site to sample the prose, poetry and art on these virtual pages. The contributors in this issue range from 13-21 years old and live in the U.S. as well as England, Ireland, South Korea, Singapore and the Philippines. So glad all of you found us!