Red Cedar Review Volume 54
The year spent producing Volume 54 of Red Cedar Review was filled with ambition, experimentation, and change. Our biggest staff to date—made up of over 40 readers, editors, designers, social media mavens, and more—worked to bring you this issue celebrating the work of talented undergraduates across the country. We were excited to receive a record-breaking number of submissions, including a wide variety of visual pieces after a special call for traditional and digital artwork.
We’ve begun to focus on moving our 56-year-old (!) journal into the digital sphere. In the coming few years, we hope digital publication will allow us to feature creative video and audio alongside the kinds of prose, poetry, and artwork we’ve been proud to publish since the 1960s.
As we move our journal online, we’re working on making our extensive archive available to the public. This archive will be a valuable resource for scholarly research, featuring renowned authors like Pablo Neruda, Margaret Atwood, Carolyn Forché, and Stuart Dybek. It will be a wonderful space to explore decades of work from both established writers and talented authors in various stages of their careers.
We’re very proud to present this issue to you and hope you enjoy the pieces inside as much as we did. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our submitters and our intrepid reading staff. Many thanks also go to our genre editors, layout team, social media team, and web manager/archivist, all of whom contributed valuable skill and flair to this endeavor. Special thanks go to Assistant Managing Editor Katherine Stark, who has helped lead the journal with smarts, spirit, and good humor, and Dr. Robin Silbergleid, our astute guide and advocate. We’d also like to express our gratitude to Kathy Dorshimer, Marilyn Duke, and Marina Patrick of the MSU English Department, and to Julie Taylor for her integral help in designing our layout.
I look forward to watching Red Cedar Review grow in the coming years, and I hope you’ll continue to watch what we’re doing at http://www.redcedarreview.wordpress.com. Big things are happening.
Martha Malone Spall