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Sea to Sky Review
Volume 4. Issues 1.
In 2018 my now ex-wife and I thought we would start a small literary magazine. My hope at the time was to feature artists, writers and poets from the Sea to Sky corridor - Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. We called it the Sea to Sky Review. And indeed, our first few issues were full of local flavour, but as time passed, I realized we’d need to branch out in order to have the content we needed. Today, 4 volumes later, we welcome writings from creatives all over the world.
Although I was home full time in 2020, for some reason it was difficult to put the magazine together (call it covid) so we needed to skip that year. We published twice in 2021 and then without my even noticing we skipped 2022. Duotrope dropped us from their listings.
Now editing and publishing on my own, I wondered if I should put the Review on a permanent shelf. Then I started reading the dozen or so submissions and my energy rose up, like a bear in the woods, smacking its lips. Now is not the time to give up. Because this is January 2023 and everything is starting anew.
SEA TO SKY REVIEW
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines life as any system capable of performing functions such as eating, metabolizing, excreting, breathing, moving, growing, reproducing, and responding to external stimuli. The pieces in this issue indeed give evidence of this life in all its deliciousness, beauty and awful contrasts. A flaming ottoman speaks of one woman’s battle with cancer, a city of lavender and flamingos buries its dead warriors and children, a family of swans grows and then dwindles, women cook, women marry and divorce, a man plays hockey. All this and more in these pages where the writer and reader dare to live.
Cover photo: William C. Crawford