It is always sad to see established publications, publishing houses and book stores close. The latest to be reported is the Descant literary journal:
As you can see from this article another stalwart, The Capilano Review is fighting to stay afloat with a kickstarter campaign. Finances are the death toll for many literary organizations struggling in this society we live in, which wants everything ‘instantaneously’. There is no patience nowadays, all too clear with the ‘we want it and we want it now‘ slogans bantered throughout the media. Gone are the weeks and months of waiting and saving for a particular item or placing it on our wish list.
We need to protect the ability to imagine, to create and share the plethora of arts with the world. Fight for your local literary journals, magazines, organizations and groups.
Keep the magic of creativity alive.
It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth. Gao Xingjian
Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. Samuel Butler
Share something you created as a child with a simple object, such as a cardboard box.