What’s in a Theme?

Quite a lot, actually…all of it fun!

Hi, MockingHeart friends. Happy August! You might know that submissions to our Fall issue open exactly a month from today, and maybe you’ve thought about preparing some work to send our way. We’re excited to view your creations! In this upcoming issue, Fall, we’re introducing our first theme (more about these on our Submit page).

The theme of the Fall issue is Liminality. This can be defined in a few ways, some of which include being “situated at a sensory threshold . . . [or] barely perceptible or capable of eliciting a response,” and dealing with an “intermediate state, phase, or condition” (Merriam-Webster). In a few words: liminality is a between state, or else a doorway.

If you feel your visual or literary work fits this theme, please send it our way in September! If you feel it only fits on a Tuesday night if you squint properly, that’s good too. And even if you’re not quite sure, let us take a look anyway. One beauty of language is that it’s elastic and ever-shifting, and that principle applies to themes and creative work alike.

From all of us at MHR, thank you for the excellent work you do in the world. We look forward to your writing and art, as always!

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

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