The culmination of my work as managing editor of Bellingham Review and the product of so many writers and graduate student who volunteered their time and talents, Issue 70 has arrived. It includes the winners of its annual literary contests.
In addition, it contains stories, poems, essays and artwork by 30 contributors, including a dynamic collaboration between poet Katrina Hays and photographer Steven McBurnett. They comment on their collaborative process in an interview by Rob Rich. Read the interview and listen to Hays perform several of her poems on the Review’s blog.
Finally, this beautiful issue marks the conclusion of editor-in-chief Brenda Miller’s leadership of the journal. Miller edited the journal from 2001 to 2015, guiding twenty-two issues to publication. During that time, the journal received national awards and recognition and published work that has been reprinted in Harper’s Magazine, Utne Reader, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology.