One of the joys of open submissions is receiving all sorts of stories, poems and essays. The challenge, however, is to find a common theme across them. The overall effect we feel of what we have published so far this quarter is the theme of ‘emotions’. While most fiction can be said to be emotionally based — for what else is there to convey by and through characters? — it is the various moods in which these emotions are depicted that strike a chord in this collection. From humour to psychosis, from gay partying to self-doubt, there is much to feel as we read the prose and poetry here.
Cecile, Samir, Sofia & Vanessa