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Magazine Stand :: Waterwheel Review – Issue 20

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The editors of Waterwheel Review online literary magazine open the October 2022 issue with these words: “We’re exploring beauty and loss in Issue 20. Anne Myles pushes hard in ‘An Origin Story’ on the relationship between truth and beauty; when is truth forever ugly, she asks, in a story about loss. ‘Bloom’ is a master class by Elana Wolff on how to weave beauty from a meditation on the details of ordinary life—’We’re all just passing through here,’ she says, so let’s not grow weary of gazing at trees. The portrait of ‘Sarah’ from Christina Rauh Fishburne is beautiful, too, and a paean to the loss of what might have been. Each of these three pieces makes loveliness from something broken. Beauty as defiance.” The publication along with full archives is free and open access online. Submissions are open year-round with a response time of three months. “No labels” all genres accepted and encouraged by the editors’ comment, “We hope authors will take advantage of our refusal to define what we publish, and send us un-name-able bits and pieces.”

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