Article Category: Letter From the Editor

Stone Soup Magazine
April 2018

By Emma Wood

“April is the cruelest month,” the poet T.S. Eliot famously wrote in The Wasteland. Maybe it’s cruel, but it is also National Poetry Month—a month when poems...

Our March issue revolves around themes of friendship, kindness, and belonging. Kate Choi’s story “Zachary, Sophie” asks, among many questions: Why do we often...

A princess stuck in a tower. A very ill girl confined to her room. A poem that enacts the feeling of being trapped in a love/hate relationship. A young boy...

I write to you before a crackling fire. It is officially winter in the Santa Cruz mountains, which, for us, means rain, not snow. But I grew up in the...

This is an ambitious and unusual issue for the magazine—the first half is made up of five stories, all touching on food in some way, though sometimes...

For the last few weeks the Stone Soup test kitchen has been filled with delicious smells, from melting cheese and savoury tomato sauce, via sweet baking rich...

In the classic book Frankenstein, the monster isn’t actually named Frankenstein. Frankenstein is the doctor; the monster is never given a name. Throughout the...

Fear, anger, anxiety, the elements—in the stories and poems in this issue, the characters and speakers are all confronting something big and frightening. Time...

Let me introduce myself: I am Stone Soup’s new Editor in Chief. And beginning with the September issue—which marks just the first step in our redesign and...