This issue came one month later than we thought because of a pretty big (and admittedly terrifying) unexpected hurdle: the submissions manager we've used for years closed over night, with zero warning. Because of this, every written piece we had in the issue was lost because our submission manager fell into the void of defunct internet pages. Thankfully, our contributors rallied and resent their submissions in so we could piece everything back together, and ultimately we only ended up losing one piece, which feels like a pretty huge accomplishment overall!
We're so excited to share all of the stunning work that comprises issue 8. We don't theme our issues because we love to see the natural themes that emerge every year, and this one's theme ended up being ~life~. You'll know what I mean once you read it!
Thank you so much to everyone who submits work to us, we wouldn't be here without you. Please enjoy the beauty, the weirdness, and the life that is issue 8, and get your work ready for our issue 9 submission period, launching on September 1st, 2023!