THE GLOBAL ALMANAC
In these challenging times of climate emergency, social disruption, and deepening isolation due to technology and the aftermath of the pandemic, stories create a bridge between us. We love stories; we used to tell them around the table or the hearth or at the wake. Now we breeze through them on social media. At SPA, we consider storytelling essential; it is the core of our mission.
Being intentional in choosing the stories we’ll publish is both the work and joy of our Community Editors Apprenticeship. For our digital magazine, we received submissions from all over the USA and beyond, from well-established as well as new and emerging writers. Our apprentices made excellent choices!
After publishing 13 print editions of the Almanac, creating our digital magazine as a living document is an exciting development. Here, we can feature new writing and later archive it to highlight the latest work.
FALL/WINTER 2023, Issue 1
The winners of the Courage Contest teach us through story how to cope, how to be strong, and how to dream. The bridge between us becomes a bridge of hope during a time when hope can be hard to hold.
Story gives us a way to articulate our questions, concerns, and desires. Our own stories connect us through generations as we pass down what we have learned and what we envision.
How can we celebrate what it means to be human in a world that is shifting with lightning speed due to technology and increasing complexity?
Stay tuned for opportunities to publish your work with Saint Paul Almanac. You can sign up for our e-newsletter, check our website - www.saintpaulalmanac.org - or follow us on social media to learn when submissions will open for our next literary project.