Thank you so much for coming to our launch on January 27th. Hearing those pieces read out loud added another dimension to the work which was already, on its own, precise, unflinching, and honest. We feel honored to have hosted the space for such important art.
It was a special night for us, and we hope you feel the same. Somehow, you managed to create an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, even through the pages of disembodied squares. We hope to continue to provide spaces for such community-building and are grateful that you made the space for The Line and the talented, brave readers we were lucky enough to host.
For your benefit, we wanted to send you a list of all who participated, so that you can reach out to them, stay connected, and continue to build on the uplifting and powerful night we shared:
Warrior Writers, introduced by Anne Barlieb; reader: Bob Hanson
Don’t forget to look at the pieces in our inaugural issue: gripping fiction by Matt Gallagher set in Iraq, an essay by Lindsay Swoboda on what it means to be a military spouse, a heartfelt poem by Bob Hanson about life after war, and amazing artwork by Justin Crain.
We are accepting submissions of both writing and art on a rolling basis and are actively looking for veterans to participate in our “Veterans Interviewing Veterans” Column. We just posted our first interview with Teresa Fazio and Christina Brown Fisher about Fazio’s memoir, Fidelis.
We’d be honored to consider your work. You can check out our submission guidelines here, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.