What The Thunder Said, Vol 4 - Page 5

Preface

Welcome, traveler, to the first ever summer edition of What the Thunder Said. The

representative authors within volume two have produced particularly fine work. The poetry, prose, and photography ranges the artistic distance between the serious and the humorous, the subtle and the shocking. These works speak to the diversity of talent and expression that makes Desert Vista such a welcoming home for the arts.

With fond farewells, after seventeen years of sponsoring the Desert Vista Literary Magazine Club, David White is leaving Desert Vista and turning the sponsoring duties over to an exciting newcomer: Kate Seeck comes to DV by way of California and Illinois where she taught Creative Writing and sponsored a literary magazine club as well. Ms. Seeck brings her talent and enthusiasm to this work. She will be a welcome addition not only to What the Thunder Said, but also to Desert Vista High School as a whole. Nevertheless, Mr. White is not out of the picture, as he will be working closely with Ms. Seeck in the transition process.

For students, particularly students who love creative writing, summer is always a great time to pause and reflect about their own work. It is also a great time to think about submitting work for publication. Provided is a list of professional literary magazines awaiting new, young talent. Although some of these literary magazines are unavailable during the summer months, most of them reopen in August, just about the time writers have completed their creatively productive summers.

Happy reading (and writing!)