Image: Jump on the Water | Emanuela Franco
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.
This Collection is an amalgamation of current thought and speaks on issues that have plagued our contemporary collective culture. Overtures of loss and impermanence permeate these pages as well as aspects of hope and revitalization. It’s my intention that this Collection carries with it an aspect of reverence as well as an appreciation for the collective narrative that is shared — while also touching on the narratives that have been dismissed or forgotten.
Thank you for taking some time to review this Collection; I hope you enjoy.