Or two and a half at this point, but who’s counting (okay, we are!) borrowed solace issue 2.1 will be coming out this Friday.
We are in the midst of some gorgeous sunny weather here in Colorado but by the time the journal comes out on the 29th, the weather is supposed to take a wintry turn. We hope that in the midst of potentially dreary whether our journal will be a source of sunshine in your day. That idea is what borrowed solace is all about. As the name implies, we intend for the journal to be a moment out of your day (or week, or year, or whatever method of tracking time you personally employ) where you can escape into a landscape of serenity and peace.
For this coming spring edition, we hope that peaceful moment is in the spring grass of your mind’s eye, letting the sunshine soak into your face and feeling the sweet spring breeze as it brushes against bare skin.
So in the midst of a blizzard, or a downpour, or even if the days where you are reflect the current season perfectly, we are excited for you to welcome spring into your heart with borrowed solace 2.1.
Release day is coming up soon – in fact, it’s right around the corner. We are so excited for you to see the final version of borrowed solace 2.1! It’s shaping up to be a breathtaking issue, complete with moments that will make you gasp and turns of phrase that will make you sing.
Keep an eye out for an update on just when you can expect to see issue 2.1 grace our website later this week. We can’t wait for you to see it!
The editors have been hard at work over the last couple of months on borrowed solace 2.1! We have been dreaming of spring in the midst of blizzards and polar vortexes, and creating a journal full of amiable sun rays and balmy breezes.
The journey to get here has been quite a trek, but it has been a rewarding one. The spring journal holds a special place in all of our hearts because it’s always about new beginnings – it’s the first journal of the year and one that reeks of promise.
One of the reasons that I am so enthused about the spring journal is that it is our un-themed edition. While our themed editions are always enticing to put together, the un-themed journals are secretly my favorite (I guess it’s not a secret anymore!)
The thing I love about writing is that it has no bounds – writing can be used as a fabulous tool, but unlike a literal tool, it has many purposes. The un-themed journals take full advantage of the boundlessness of the written word. It truly allows for experimentation and the beauty that comes from the unexpected.
So, as you, dear reader, eagerly anticipate spring borrowed solace, prepare yourself to be surprised, delighted, and otherwise galvanized. For writing, and spring borrowed solace, are about just those things!
As we ring in the new year, we are also closing down our submissions for issue 2.1. Be on the lookout for updates as we begin to piece together the spring 2019 journal!
Don’t forget to submit to borrowed solace! We know it’s a busy time of year, but it’s also a time for reflection on the things that one appreciates in life and the things that are important. borrowed solace is certainly important to us, and so are you! We are so thankful for your support so far – 2018 has been a wonderful year for our little corner of the literary journal world!
We hope you take some time to reflect and write this season, and please, don’t forget to submit your work to us. We can’t wait to see what you write!
We are back open for submissions for borrowed solace 2.1! This issue will be released in spring 2019 (can you believe we are talking about 2019 already?) and will be unthemed. Send us your best work, regardless of what it is about. We are so excited to start work on our fourth (!!) edition of the journal and are so grateful for all of your support.
Our unthemed journals are an adventure to put together – there’s no telling what will fill up the pages of borrowed solace 2.1. We hope you will come along on this adventure with us by submitting work that takes up space in your life – work that you can’t stop thinking about and pieces where you left your heart on the page.
We are so excited to read what you submit!
“Read. Read. Read. Read many genres. Read good writing. Read bad writing and figure out the difference. Learn the craft of writing.”
– Carol Berg