By Alicia Anstead
May is the time of year when many of us emerge from long, hard winters to take a restorative breath of warm air. In part, that’s why Diane Ackerman is on our cover. We thought she would be the perfect embodiment of the inspiration and comfort writers take from the beauty and fierceness of the natural world.
Another celebration of the natural world: our short story writing contest An Ocean of Possibility. We offer three ocean-centered quotations from some of our favorite writers and ask you to submit 1,000-word short stories for consideration. Submit online April 1 – 30.