Hello, dear friends! Welcome to Volume 7, Issue 1 of Turtle Way, an online journal of literary and visual art contributed and inspired by and published in support of those with mental illness.
It is hard to believe it has been four years since Turtle Way’s last publication. Like many of you, I have (severe) mental illness and sifting through many submissions (thank you!) and putting together an issue takes the kind of mental capabilities I usually don’t have. Then a springtime hypomanic episode will hit me in random years and here we are – productivity levels that result in a new issue! Yay!
Before you dive in, let’s review a few housekeeping items:
- WARNING: Please read the “trigger” disclaimer here.
- COMMENTS: All comments will be moderated to protect the contributors, who have put forth their most sensitive and revealing works for us to read, view, and enjoy. As always, you may send your comments and questions either directly to the author via their contact information, or to me via the contact form here. Your comments may be included in future issues’ “Letters to the Editor” section unless you specify otherwise.
- SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your work to be considered for upcoming issues, please review our submission guidelines here. Without you, there is no we, and only we can get through life – together.
I hope you enjoy this issue. Your feedback is welcomed.