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LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 30: Letter From the Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, The act of writing takes patience. It takes dedication, quietness of the mind, and an innate ability to create rhythm and voice on a blank canvas. Before one can even begin to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard), the act of writing demands an indeterminate length of time where the […]

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 29: Letter From the Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, As you may have noticed, Literary Orphans has two “orphans” this month. We originally thought about dedicating an issue to Bonnie Elizabeth Parker, but the more we talked about it, the more we realized that you can’t mention one of these orphans without bringing up the other. Apart, each of these orphans makes for an interesting […]

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 28: Letter From The Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, We all know the story of Nikola Tesla. We know about the War of the Currents between Westinghouse and Edison Electric in the late 1800s. We know about Tesla’s invention of the alternating current induction motor and how alternating current enraged Thomas Edison. We know the story of an immigrant inventor who came to America, […]

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 27: Letter From The Editor

Last month I celebrated an artist near and dear to my heart, one whose music sparked my imagination and gave me strength to strive to be greater. This month, our phenomenal managing editor, Brittany Warren, shares a similar orphan. Please read her incredible letter down below, and let us know who your favorite orphans are in […]

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 24: Letter From The Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, It’s an instrumental time for all of us. It’s a time where we tantalize the idea of voting for “lesser evils” in fear of preventing a greater one. It’s a time where we muster the motivation to carry through with our New Years’ resolutions, with our dreams, or give up and […]

Letter From the Editor: Issue 23

February is a month of reconvening. It’s a month of assessment and looking through our stockpile. Did we survive the winter? Do we have enough on hand for that last storm system that’ll billow down from the arctic?  February is also a month devoted to love. It’s a month where we take stock of the […]

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 22: Letter From The Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, Winter is coming. A heavy saturation of clouds block out the sun. Our daily canvas of darkness arrives earlier in the evening and lingers later in the morning. The frosty winds of death billow from the north, clenching all that is lush and fertile until it turns a crisp, desiccated brown. […]

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 21: Letter From The Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, For almost every one of us, there’s a stark reality looming just outside our homes, and it’s not our own. We can’t control it. We can’t alter it. We can’t tap into it and will it to let us pass by unseen, unharmed, or untouched.  Every day when we step into […]

LITERARY ORPHANS ISSUE 20: Letter From The Editor

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, It’s human to meet difference in the eyes and fear it. It’s human to clutter together and mold ourselves into a uniform same-ness, to survive and thrive by blending in with each other and squeaking by unnoticed. The rules of the world around us are seemingly set in stone, having been […]