On a dry and windy day in January 2012, Cecile, Samir, Sofia and Vanessa walked out of the notary’s office in Rotterdam, nervous and excited at having registered officially as a foundation. Now more than five years later, we are still up and running and barely managing to cope with the influx of submissions.
We are privileged to meet writers from all over the world with such varied backgrounds. This edition is long overdue, since our special poetry edition in October. In these pages you will find, for the first time, poetry intermingled with flash fiction, stories and essays.
Also, we are proud to present the first novelette and the first play published with us. We could not resist John Simon Lewis’ tale BingBong about a juju man’s preacher son challenging his father’s ways, not realising he is a pawn in a political campaign and utterly expendable; nor could we refuse K. J. Dwyer’s poignant play El Fin Del Mundo about two siblings fighting out their ideological differences over a plot of inherited land in Argentina that contains oil.
There is much beauty in the prose and poetry that has come our way, and we hope you find as much reading pleasure in them as we have.
Cecile, Samir, Sofia, Vanessa
Cecile’s Writers Magazine editorial team