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The world of publishing is vast. Agents, presses, publicists, libraries, bookstores, book clubs, lectures—the modern author must learn to navigate it all. Bloodroot is a small piece of this puzzle. We are an independent literary journal. We’ve never charged reading fees, sold anyone’s information, or sold advertising space on our website. Therefore, we don’t get paid, and we don’t pay our contributors. We do this work to get a glimpse at fresh, unprocessed new voices. We invite contributions from writers we’ve long admired. We discover and re-discover the reasons for writing, and indeed, for publishing. The pieces we selected demand to be read. It is our honor to present them to you, so that these voices may be heard. Thank you to the authors who trusted us with their work, and thank you readers, for being here, for being part of this with us. We hope you enjoy volume 11, Bloodroot’s fourth digital edition.
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