Editor's Note

Welcome to Issue I. As unreal as it feels on our end, Farside Review’s inaugural issue is finally here to bare its face to the world. And what a journey it’s been! 

Through the growing pains of our editing staff’s first steps as a team, the hard work so many people have put into this issue has reflected how much we’ve come into our own as a magazine—and how much more we want to discover for ourselves. On the other end of the publishing process, we’re so grateful for our submitters, whose brilliance and patience has made the publishing experience so rewarding. And of course, we have so much love for the online writing community that has helped make this issue possible.

Issue I’s twenty-five contributor’s recapture old intimacies, pulse, and breath through shopping receipts, summer storms, and palm lines. The poems dive into dreamscapes, shapeshift into experimental forms, and revisit ancient stories. The moon appears, of course (but really, not a recurring motif we actually anticipated).

We hope you enjoy this issue—we’re so excited to share it with you.


Helen Qian, Editor-in-Chief

Lydia Wei, Executive Editor