This is an open letter on the progress of The Wire’s Dream Magazine. For many years, I’ve moved along the cyclical publication cadence working to uphold the journal’s mission. This magazine is a labor of love and it will always be. That’s why I’ve chosen to take a brief pause as I restructure what it is I want this magazine to do and stand for. I’ve struggled and debated for
The 7th Collection, like all others, stems from meticulous work that includes vetting all submitted work to ensure authenticity and to minimize risk of plagiarism, finding stories that speak to a collective narrative of the “now”, and finding pieces that uplift the mission of The Black Lion Journal and of The Wire’s Dream Magazine. I thank all of you so much for your patience as I worked to comission pieces from some of the best contemporary creatives out there.