This winter has been a difficult time for so many, whether it be related to family or work or the return for a lockdown, an artist’s job can occasionally end up being a touchstone for struggle. That’s largely what we found with the beautiful, heart-wrenching crop of winter fruit. The words in these poems and stories below will be difficult, but we hope you’ll take them as evidence that you are not alone.
It’s been over a full year at this point that Ample Remains has been out in the world, seeking great writing and brilliant ideas all along the way. Thank you everyone for supporting us and reading the work of our amazing contributors, whether you’ve been with us from Issue 1 or are just now joining us. Your encouragement never fails to brighten our day and make this little project of ours feel worthwhile.
As we enter this new year, however, we must share that Carlos will be taking a step back from Ample Remains to focus on new editorial opportunities on the horizon. Although we wish him the best in his new roles, we are embracing the changes and using it as an opportunity to grow our Ample Remains family. Shortly after this issue's launch, we will begin accepting applications for new staff members: editors, readers, social media managers, and maybe more.
We're excited for the changes coming to Ample Remains, but for now, we invite you all to make a warm cup of tea (or coffee, hot chocolate, cider, or your preferred warm beverage) and thaw out with the stunning and heartbreaking pieces in this issue.