April 1st, 2021
When we started Blind Corner Literary Magazine back in the fall of 2019, we had no idea how far it would take us. We had some hopes, a lot of motivation, and maybe even a few good ideas, but nothing that could prepare us for what was to come, or how quickly the magazine would find its footing. This has been a passion project from the start, and because of that we’ve never wanted to make any money, or do this full-time—we still don’t. But what we did want was to put out a magazine we could be proud of, and it’s safe to say that, because of writers and readers like you, this goal has been met every step of the way. We are humbled by your support.
But, as they say, it takes a village, and I would be remiss not to mention the people who have worked so hard to make Blind Corner Magazine what it is today. From the humble beginning of just myself and Alex, we have been fortunate to adopt some very gifted and dedicated staff members along the way.
Firstly, Talia Santopadre, who came to us as a contributor on our first issue, eventually joined us as an editorial intern, using her deft eye for fresh talent to help us put together the past few issues—which were by far our most successful. Since then, she has been behind the amazing Twitter contests you’ve all seen week after week, and has been lending us her talent as a gifted reviewer to build up our newest feature, Retro Reviews. It’s through her dedication that this project has evolved into what it is today.
Secondly, Sam Grandaw, who joined us this spring semester as an editorial intern and has proven to be much more, his dedication to the art of publishing shining through in every aspect of his work. It is through his eager, hands-on approach to editing that this issue was created, and it is because of his skills as a curator and enthusiasm for working with our contributors that it will be not only our largest volumes yet, but one of our most compelling. Issue 7, without a doubt, belongs to him.
And, last but not least, Alex Lukas, who is the sole reason you will be reading this issue in PDF format. Her expertise in creative design has already brought us so far, creating the Blind Corner brand you all know and recognize, but, with this new format, it is safe to say that the magazine is finally looking like how we imagined it from the start, and it’s because of her.
That said, this issue is a milestone for us, and the first step to even bigger and better things. We have worked hard to make this happen, and we hope you all enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
So, as always, sit back and enjoy the ride. We’ll be seeing you around the next blind corner.