About This Issue

We are sneaking out this issue not just to celebrate ODU’s 46th annual Literary Festival, not just to celebrate our website redesign, but because these works are meaningful, and together they create a gamut of loss, grief, and—somehow—ornithology.

In the weeks to come we will be publishing interviews from our festival, which—to name a few—include the likes of Andrew Joseph White, Brian Turner, and Chauna Craig. In our Winter issue, you will see more work from our cover artist, Solomon Enos, and we will soon reveal our featured author. I don’t think it will spoil anything to let you know that she’s brilliant.

This pre-issue represents the care of our contributors, the hard work of our editors, and it’s just the start. Thank you for reading and keep coming back.

William Blair,

Managing Editor