Dear GUTS community,
All the pieces in our LOVE issue have now been published – thank you so much to all of the writers, artists and creators who contributed their brilliance, and who worked with us to make this an issue full of thoughtful, careful and incisive work on the complexity of love. We’ve been grappling with what it means to love ourselves, love one another, love our communities and families, love the land, and not to love. In case you’ve missed anything, please take a moment to catch up on everything we’ve published over the past month.
Editorial Note, from our editorial team, illustrated by Addelle McCauley
Second Simone, by Sarah Rupp, illustrated by Devin Harclerode
Love Poems for Harrowing Times, by Oki Sogumi, illustrated by Annyen Lam
Can Broken be Whole? by Kara Taylor and Jennie Duguay, illustrated by Leya Tess
Resist, Breathe, Repeat, written and illustrated by Lauren Crazybull
black girl on the internet, written and illustrated by M. Mohamed
Millennials and the Ruins of Romance, by Zoe Samudzi, illustrated by Pallavi Sen
Fiction Feelings and My Fantastic Lovers, written and illustrated by Lilian Min
When Love Goes Undercover, written and illustrated by Hana Shafi
Gay Best Friends, by Charlotte Bondy, illustrated by Louise Reimer
Suturing the Split: Coda on the Couple-Form, by Clemence x. Clementine, illustrated by Caitlin Peck
Making Threats, by Rebecca Jade, illustrated by Isa Benn
No One Makes It Out Alive, by Morgan M Page and Casey Plett, illustrated by Rosena Fung
In Defence of the Wastelands: A Survival Guide, written and with photos by Erica Violet Lee
We also want to thank you, our readers! The entire GUTS editorial collective is so grateful to all of you who read, respond to and share the work that we produce.
A few reminders: our blog is ALWAYS accepting submissions, and we are currently looking for sharp and moving work that fits into one of the categories outlined in our call for submissions: Lives, Politics, Culture, and Interviews. Send us a pitch!
Look out for a call for submissions for our eighth (!) issue in the new year, and of course, if you’re able, please consider setting up a monthly donation on our Patreon page.
With the deepest solidarity,
your GUTS editors