Welcome to WORDPEACE’s Summer/Fall issue!
WORDPEACE is a literary journal dedicated to peace and justice.

WORDPEACE is back from a year’s hiatus. Thank you for your patience. This issue features poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and our featured artist, Russ Taylor.

The August/September online issue is now live. Submissions are open for the month of October for publication in the February/March issue.
We will now publish semi-annually, with submissions open in April (for August/Sept. publication) and October (for February/March publication).

Letter from the Editor:
– August 30, 2017

While  working on this issue of WORDPEACE, I paused to keep tabs on writer friends in Houston whose homes and neighborhoods were flooding, and those in Austin and Dallas helping to rescue and house people during a tragedy caused by poor or no regulations for building, and the thoughtless use of carbon emissions leading to climate breakdown. Meanwhile, the worst monsoon flooding in history devastates India and Bangladesh, and wars continue worldwide. It is painful to watch the news, from the blatant bigotry and racism of Neo-Nazis and the KKK, to the ridiculous posturing of our unhinged and unqualified president. Monica Hand and I founded WORDPEACE in the hope of making a difference, despite having to live our lives, care for our families, and continue writing and publishing. Monica isn’t here anymore to see the continuation of this vision, and I miss my friend. Every issue of this journal will be dedicated to her. This time around I’m so blessed to have Lisa C. Taylor and Monica Barron to help restart the journal. We all want to stand up to indifference by publishing work that inspires people to think, in the hope that it will spur someone to activism, and, eventually a life of conscious caring.

Lori Desrosiers
Founding & Poetry Editor, WORDPEACE