As we close on 2019 and another decade and look forward to 2020, we are ecstatic to see so many Pacific Northwest writers represented in the VoiceCatcher community. This issue continues our tradition of elevating writers with diverse experiences and lives, and we know you’ll enjoy what our Fall 2019 issue has to offer.
This season we were pleased to welcome several new authors to VoiceCatcher for the first time. We also welcomed a new VoiceCatcher president, Alison Cantrell, who had previously served as a managing editor and prose editor, and brings her experience as an editor, project manager, and volunteer coordinator to create this issue. Additionally, we brought on new editors for both poetry and prose, expanding our collective background as editors and offering new perspectives to our authors. And for the first time, VoiceCatcher accepted submissions from a wider geographical range more representative of the Pacific Northwest—drawing voices from as far north as Puget Sound and as far south as Central Oregon.
With universal themes of love, relationships, grief, individuality, and home, this year’s authors brought us new ways to think and experience what it is to be a part of the special Pacific Northwest community.
Thank you for once again for trusting VoiceCatcher and its mission of supporting, inspiring, and empowering female-identified and non-binary writers.
VoiceCatcher Managing Editors