We’ve been working on some exciting changes over the last year, and are thrilled to have TIMBER’s new site come out of hibernation as we begin looking toward spring. It’s been a process for us to reflect on and refine TIMBER’s mission and stance on what, exactly, experimentation means to us, and implement not only a new design, but improved structures to help future staff keep operations running smoothly. As an entirely student-run journal, it can be tricky to maintain continuity with the regular tide of turnover, and our hope is that these changes provide not only a more engaging space for our readers, but a reliable and consistent space for our staff as well.
To celebrate TIMBER’s fresh face, we’ve selected an array of works which cross the spectrum in language and layout, tone and subject matter. Here, we believe in writing that owns itself. No pretense, no elitism, just work that knows how to stand on its own terms, whether that means playing with character perspective (check out Cathy Ulrich’s story “Being the Murdered Spelling Bee Champion”) or bold collaborative projects (we’re looking at you, MA|DE) or TIMBER’s first inclusion of translated work: a set of poems by Ursula Foskolou, translated by pavlos stavropoulos, we could not be more proud to present our newest issue.
Our old site will remain up while we transfer our older issues over to our archive, so be sure to bookmark our new site for future updates.
Thank you to our staff readers and editors who continue to make running this journal a positive experience and one full of community. And thank you to you, our readers, for making it all worthwhile. We hope you enjoy reading.