Click on the picture to jump to the Spring 2023 of Issue 7 (or technically Volume 2, Issue 1).
March heralds in the Spring Equinox, when the Sun crosses the Equator heading North and the hours of the day equals those of the night. Spring is in the air, the birds are returning from their winter travels, and so begins a new season and a new chapter for The Story Beast. We are excited about our new publishing cycle. With publishing four times a year (March, June, September, and December), potential contributors have more time to create stories, poems, and artwork for the Beast. We have received some amazing work and we are grateful.
The Spring Equinox is a time of renewal, rebirth, and the promise of new growth and new horizons. Are you feeling like you are stuck in a creative rut, constantly telling the same kind of stories or creating the same kind of art in the same way? How might you refresh yourself? Perhaps it might help to trying something new, or look at what you do from a different perspective? Maybe now might be a great time to experiment, to do something different, to play. When we play, innovation and creativity blossom, rules and constraints are suspended, and we are free to adventure and wonder. Sometimes we forget that fun is good and that we all need to take time to play.
ISSUU.com, the publication software we are using, has decided that it will no longer support publication files larger than 50 pages or 50 MB at the complementary level of service. We have configured our past and future issues to align with these changes. Issues will now have Parts 1 and 2. The pdf versions keeps it as one.
The Beastly Blog (storybeast.org/blog/) is where we will be posting snippets of new articles, stories, and even videos. There will be references to the full pieces, which will be maintained in the Beastly Blog Archive. Please subscribe to the Beastly Blog to stay connected.
The Story Beast YouTube Channel (youtube.com/@storybeastepub) is where we will be posting videos created by our columnists and contributors to give you insight into their articles and pieces in The Story Beast.
We hope that folks will be inspired by the ideas and articles shared in the Beastly Blog and contribute to discussions in the Blog. This aligns with our vision of having a “Big Tent” and to create a community, where storytellers, artists, poets, and all art forms that use story, are welcomed. Please let us know what you would like to see in this e-Pub and what you find helpful through the Blog and the YouTube Channel.
The Story Beast is your e-Pub and we need your poems, stories, and artwork, as well as articles. We love the creative submissions we have received. We encourage you to keep them coming and to tell your friends about us. Let us know what you think through the Blog or at email@example.com .
To all of you who have submitted your words and artwork to The Story Beast, thank you. Thank you for entrusting us with your work and allowing us to share your creativity with others. Thank you for reading and we will see you all in the Blog, The Story Beast e-pub YouTube Channel, or again in the next issue of The Story Beast in June. Stay awhile and feast with the Beast!
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The Story Beast is produced with the support of Artists Standing Strong Together (ASST).