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Letter from the Craft editors: “Change”

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The Craft editors discuss their picks for the “Change” call for submissions.

By Nick Steele and Jessica Stenglein
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Our fifth call for submissions began while the trees were still bare and covered with frost. We chose the theme “Change” to reflect our new editors and the shifting weather–after all, no matter how endless Blacksburg winters may seem, spring still comes. Now flowers have replaced bare branches, and leaves have replaced the blooms. But change isn’t always beautiful or easy. It is often frightening, and we all respond in different ways.

Austin Berrier’s haunting piece, “Atomic Flowers,” evokes the fear, grief, and uncertainty that can accompany change. Alec Masella’s profile of MFA student Beejay Silcox explores how a change in place has affected her perspective and her writing.

We are excited to share this latest edition of the Craft section with our readers. Be on the lookout for our next call for submissions and consider sending us your work. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Until then,

Nick Steele and Jessica Stenglein
Craft Editors of The Pylon