Look How Far We've Come

by - Friday, June 01, 2018

From the Editor

as featured on page 5 of the June 2018 issue

This edition of Blank Spaces marks the eighth issue. That’s eight collections of Canadian art and literature launched into the world!

When I stop to think about it, I have a hard time accepting the role I’ve played. It feels like no time has passed and I’ve done so little to make it happen. (In the same way a mother can erase the pain of childbirth, so too do I seem to forget the long hours poured into each issue the moment I hold it in my hands!) Something that started on a whim, an experimental stretch, has turned into a vibrant community of creatives that, at this point, I can’t imagine my life without. Relationships have been built that have enriched my life in ways I never imagined, and am extremely grateful for each and every one of them.

Thank you to each of you who have played a part in the growth of this publication. This hasn’t been a draining plod up a mountain, but a gentle rise in a hot air balloon—and if that sounds ridiculously romantic, it’s because that’s how I feel. (I’m a bit of a romantic fool.) Watching this little flower bloom has been the most incredible gift.

Not only have we caught the attention of CBC Books, we’ve gained international support! When this journey began I thought I might be able to sell it to a few friends who felt sorry for me. What a happy relief to find that is not the case at all. I’m thrilled to connect with each and every one of you who hold similar dreams, who believe in perpetuating literary art in Canada. Together we can be a mighty force. Thank you for adding your voice to the battle cry!

  —Alanna Rusnak, Editor in Chief

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Blank Spaces June 2018
Blank Spaces Magazine: Blank Spaces June 2018
Volume 2, Issue 4 - a celebration of Canadian talent, featuring the work of artists—writers, painters, photographers, poets, etc.

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