Issue No. 6

“City of Love” by Kyle Hemmings

Dear Readers,

We offer you our sixth formal edition, which is practically our seventh when you count the Pandemic Edition in April. We are so pleased that this collection is ready just in time to enjoy before the holidays. In Iowa it’s the season for crackling fireplaces and mugs of tea, and we hope you can include some cozy reading time into your schedule as well.

Edition six has been crafted with love and care against the backdrop of not only the pandemic, this a time of general uncertainty and unrest, and the land hurricane in August that devastated so much of Iowa where we live (if you have a moment, google “derecho” and be prepared for some jaw dropping photos). The three of us searched for internet connections to continue reading and responding to submissions while power outages stretched past two weeks in many areas. In the midst of this natural disaster, your words and art were like balm to our spirits in such chaos. Creative work has the ability to have such an effect, and for that we are most grateful.

Sending light,
Laura, Leslie & Mary

Featuring work from:

Jessica Klimesh, LA Felleman, Ken Wetheringon, Eddie Fogler, Ace Boggess, William C. Blome, Rita Plush, Ellen Dooling Reynard, Dr. Thomas Reed Willemain, Hibah Shabkhez, Adrian Slonaker, R.T. Castleberry, Paul Ilechko, Zach Murphy, DS Maolalai, Max Johansson-Pugh, Zebulon Huset, Carol Casey, Mike Hickman, John Grey, William Doreski, Robert Ford, Robert Beveridge, Seth Jani, Kara Goughnour, Robert Funderburk, Paul Bluestein, Claire Benevento, Emily Keverne, David Duer, and Jillian Smith

We recently chatted with Jim Harrington of Six Questions for For… and discussed submissions! Check it out for a little more info about what we’re looking for.

Submissions Currently Closed, but Keep Creating

We are not currently accepting submissions, but our submissions windows open regularly so keep writing, editing, and reimagining and check back soon! We’re especially looking for more visual art and essays.

Check out our submissions page for details.