Summer Issue Launched on July 29, 2017

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

The Summer 2017 issue was launched on July 29. We hope that you’ll take some time to click on the poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction here. You may find some of these unforgettable. Honest. You may even want to come back to them for a second read. Maybe share a link with friends, too.

Don’t forget to read the comments and listen to the audio files that some of our contributors included with their work. I love these. Hope you do, too.

In this issue, you’ll find our “Monster” theme contest winners, as well as a mix of monster-related and non-theme work. I’d like to think it’s all monstrously good writing.

Thanks to all our contributors, and congratulations to our contest winners: Caylin Capra-Thomas, Chloë Mattingly, and Dayna Patterson.

Thanks, too, to our final judge, Jane Satterfield, and to all the BR editors and our webmaster.

Thanks to all the writers (about 6,000 per year) who share their work with us. Wishing you all the best with your writing. Finding the perfect words in the perfect order is rarely an easy task, but I hope that you find enormous pleasure in the process. Love what you do.

And thanks, of course, to all our readers. We know that there are at least a couple of thousand journal websites out there. Thanks for kicking back in front of your screen and getting to know this one.