Letter from the Editor:
December 13, 2017
Dearest Dying Dahlia Readers and Writers —
We are so happy to be back from our little break! We are refreshed and rejuvenated and are excited for what’s to come!
I hope you all had a chance to check out our new feature “Women Writers We Love” where we get a chance to catch up with some awesome ladies and ask a few questions about their work, their process and more. Our first interview was with the lovely Jessica Mehta, so if you haven’t checked out our interview with her, click here. Stay tuned for more interviews from other awesome women writers like Devon Balwit, Dina S. Paulson-McEwen and more!
I’d also like to announce that we are currently looking for DDR volunteers that would be able to help out with social media, submissions and more. If you are interested, visit this page to find out more including how to apply.
Also, being that we are a women’s lit journal, I would be remiss if I didn’t address what has been happening in the news lately. Like many if not most of you, I can’t even begin to express how deeply sad and infuriating and emotional it is to watch these women come forward and tell there #metoo stories. But besides being sad and mad, I am also amazed by and admire the strength of these women (and men too) who have come forward to bring this terrible problem to light. Their voices deserve to be heard. Personally, I know I have plenty of #metoo stories, and I know that many, many of you Dying Dahlia readers and writers out who have your own story. And Dying Dahlia wants to hear your story.
As writer we are well aware that from these painful situations, art can be created. You don’t have to go too far to find a poem or story by a woman writer that is about being raped, harassed, molested, or abused. What we hope is that you will share your poetry and stories that reflect this topic too. We want to do our part in spreading the awareness of this silent epidemic and we need your help. And the only way to stop this is to keep talking about it. Keep sharing these experiences. Keep doing our part to say to the world that this is wrong. Women deserve to feel safe and respected and loved. So this is an invitation to share your story or poem. Your voice deserves to be heard loud and clear.
Dying Dahlia would like to wish everyone a very happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!