Letter from the Editors:
Welcome to the first issue of Moonglasses Magazine! We hope you are as excited about our launch as we are. (We may have not slept at all this week in anticipation of this very moment.) In fact, we considered hosting a fancy launch party, complete with contributors reading poetry and fancy cheese cubes on toothpicks and an open bar tended by Jonathan Franzen, but his manager claims he lost his bartending license and some of us are lactose intolerant, anyways.
This issue is a little shorter than what we expect the average issue to be–we’re missing both our fiction and creative nonfiction categories–but that’s only because we were so anxious to get it out into the world and show you what Moonglasses is all about. Plus, we didn’t think we could last any more days without sleeping.
To kick things off, we’re running a special editors’ edition of Things We Wrote When We Had Acne, in which we embarrass ourselves for your benefit. We hope our mediocre poetry and prose will inspire you to submit your own for our next issue.
Aleyna, Kristen, Ben, and Devan
BETWEEN THE COUCH CUSHIONS
THINGS WE WROTE WHEN WE HAD ACNE (Special Editors’ Edition)
Cover artwork by Rosie Rentz, eighth grade wonder