Welcome to Painted Cave’s Inaugural Issue
Painted Cave is a literary journal established by the creative writing students at Santa Barbara City College. Our goal is to highlight contemporary and emerging writers enrolled in community colleges across the nation by presenting their work in an online biannual magazine in May and November.
Within these pages are the work of twenty-four writers representing community colleges from eight states: Arizona, California, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia. We are pleased with the quality of the submissions, reaffirming that creative writers thrive at community colleges.
We share Anne Lamott’s view: “Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul” (Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life).
Our thanks to all who generously submitted their creations, making our job as editors difficult though exciting.
Painted Cave photograph by Doc Searls.
Painted Cave Editors