Uproot by Yoana Tosheva

color pencil and nu pastel on paper

This is a piece that speaks to the nomadic nature in which my life has proceeded and how difficult change still is for me. Since moving to the United States at seven years old from Bulgaria I have pretty steadily been moving around and words such as “home” or “consistency” carry weight only in regards to their absence for me. This is a testament to how everything changes without your consent, even you. 

Yoana Tosheva is a third year student at Loyola University Chicago, pursuing a degree in Art History and English. She runs a blog about music which you can read at Her creative work has also been published in Diminuendo, a literary magazine at Loyola. 


And The Rocket’s Red Glare by Christopher Woods

Christopher Woods is a writer and photographer who lives in Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, THE DREAM PATCH, a prose collection, UNDER A RIVERBED SKY, and a book of stage monologues for actors, HEART SPEAK. His photographs can be seen in his gallery – . His photography prompt book for writers, FROM VISION TO TEXT, is forthcoming from PROPERTIUS PRESS. His novella, HEARTS IN THE DARK, is forthcoming from RUNNING WILD PRESS.