Hi, you brave poets and prosers!
The word "unprecedented" has been grossly overused since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we won't be using it here. This will not be a doomsday post. Rather, we're here to say this: thank you for your patience! We're proud to (belatedly) announce the arrival of The Merrimack Review's latest edition. It wouldn't have been possible without your incredible work. This time around, we committed to a much shorter issue size; we wanted to focus on crafting a narrative with only the best and most suitable works. The Spring 2020 issue tells a story of family, of growth, of loss and hope and little joys. We hope you love it.
A special thanks to Hannah Reilly for our front and back covers, as well as the website's current header!
Featured contributors include: Sarah Anastasia, Lauren Barclay, Brandon Bradley, Paige Caine, Isobel Cassidy, Seungyeon Choi, Genevieve Clark, Laila Durrani, Annie Earnshaw, Alexandra Hudson, Dwight James III, Robyn Katona, Lily Kwak, Bryce Langston, Caroline Mason, Amy Marshall, Natalie Novak, Billie Potts, Hannah Reilly, and Jacqueline Rosenbaum. Thank you all for your wonderful pieces.
Once again, we hope you enjoy this edition of The Merrimack Review! Stay tuned for information surrounding our Fall 2021 deadline. Until then, stay safe, and fight on!
- Kerry R. and Dan R., Managing Editors