Europa Hides an Ocean
“Lady of the Lake” by Mia Avramut, wax on paper, 5.8 x 8.2 in.
All images in this issue appear courtesy of the artist.

Dear Readers,

Welcome to our Fall 2015 “GOODWILL” issue. We’re incredibly proud to present to you the wonderful and diverse array of voices in this issue, all complemented by the beautiful artwork of Mia Arvamut which she has graciously donated for this issue.

I’m thrilled with the way everything came together for this issue. We have a list of new readers for the journal, all prior contributors, and I’m thrilled to see how their aesthetics influence future issues. We have a new Shorts On Survival editor, too, the discerning and talented Bev Jackson. A big thank you to my devoted editors and readers who have hung in there for years now, and also the contributors to this issue who have trusted us to bring their work out into the world. Also, thanks for the gorgeous artwork, Mia Avramut. You made each piece pop just a little bit more.

Our January 2016 themed issue will be FLAME and the April issue will have the theme of HURRICANE. As always, thanks for reading.

Yours in Recovery,

Mary Akers