Published: Sept. 26, 2017

Hello Readers,

TIMBER 7.2: RUINATION is here!

We are thrilled to share with you the Summer 2017 edition of TIMBER, our first themed issue: RUINATION. The editors have had the honor to select a collection of fantastic literature and art around the theme of RUINATION. Though release of this issue took longer than anticipated, it only fits the theme that summer extended into fall. We extend a heartfelt thanks to our talented contributors for entrusting us with their work: Errol Aschwanden, Dave Brennan, Shari Caplan, Stephanie Dickinson, William James, Jury S. Judge, Patrick Kindig, Sam Leuenberger, Cameron Louie, Mandem, Jill Mceldowney, Keith Mouls, Jayme Russell Peter Ryan, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Lucas Sams, C.A.Schaefer, E.B.Schnepp, Allen Tullos, and Grey Vild. Thank you to all those who submitted with the privilege to read theirs.

Thank you to each of TIMBER’s staff members for giving of their time and energy to curate art that is carefully wrought, relevant, and compelling. TIMBER was fortunate to have Kira Hachtel (Art Editor/Issue Designer), Sarah Thompmson (Managing Editor), Jessica Lawson (Prose Editor), Kailey-Alyssa Tucker (Poetry Editor), Ryan Chang (Online Editor), and Chris Becker (Social Media Coordinator). Thank you to the new TIMBER staff members who have been instrumental in putting together this issue: Lukas Devries (new Online Editor) and Mike Ranellone (new Social Media Coordinator). 

This issue is bittersweet for us as it is the last issue we have designed in the PDF format (a remnant from our print days). Starting with Issue 8.1, we will be moving to an exclusively online format. We are excited to do so, but putting together this issue (thanks, Kira!) made the decision to transition more difficult. I encourage you to read this issue from start to finish as though it is a book. The contributors sent us their best work on the theme and we are so happy that the issue flows as well as it does. 

We at TIMBER are dedicated to publishing and promoting innovative art and literature by new and established authors. We thank you for your support and hope that these pieces speak to you as they have to us. We look forward to new and exciting submissions from readers for our Winter 2018 Issue!


Rushi Vyas 

Assistant Managing Editor

(Cover Image Credit: Lucas Sams)