Writing this letter feels so surreal; I can hardly believe Fish Barrel now has three, amazing issues! Thank you to everyone who has stuck by us throughout this journey, it hasn’t always been easy but at the end of the day we’re so proud to be presenting this batch of work to you guys! Every piece in this issue is so special, so well conceived, and possesses so much vulnerability. This was our most competitive issue yet, and for good reason. We more than doubled our submissions since Issue #2, and the quality was insane. So many hard decisions, but, in the end, each decision was worth it. Each decision led to this amazing collection of work.
I started my first semester of college this fall, and I was really worried I’d fall out of the writing community bit by bit as I got busy with homework and exams and class upon class upon class. However, nothing kept me more from that than Fish Barrel and all of you readers and contributors did. I am grateful for every interaction I’ve had with y’all via Twitter, email, Instagram, etc. I am grateful for every single piece we had submitted to our little mag, and for every person who we’ve been able to publish. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you guys have done for us.
We’re so excited to continue on, to find more beautiful pieces and amazing contributors to promote and share with you readers. And with that, enjoy this issue, and have a very happy new year!
Peace! Prosperity! Read on!
Dylan Fritz, Editor-in-Chief