Birthing a literary magazine, in my opinion, is one of the hardest things to do—after, well, actual childbirth. For the past few months, a lot of imagination and dedication went into this endeavor. Similar to raising a real child, I had to find the magazine the right clothes to wear, the right foods to eat, the right lessons to teach. And it’s been an incredible journey watching this tiny publication, birthed from a simple idea, grow to the point where it is at now: Issue 1, an exciting culmination of many people’s efforts and creativity. With this post, I would like to thank my parents, friends, sister, and all the lovely editors and contributors who made this inaugural issue possible with their unwavering support and passion.
If you haven’t read it already, I wrote a short blog post explaining how and why I created Minute Magazine. This magazine is dedicated to the minute, the sliver of time between the crawl of the hour hand, but also the subtle things the eye often skips over, the things we forget to feel or see or experience in the midst of our perpetually occupied lives. In other words, this magazine aims to put a microscope down on life. I hope our mission resonates with you, and that you discover something fresh nestled in every poem, story, and artwork. There is so much more to live for—and Minute Magazine still has so much more awaiting it.
So now, put your eye to the microscope and see what the world has to offer.