Issue 9 | SUMMER 2019
FROM THE BLOG
Friday March 23 Stevie Schrecengost
Do you ever have AMAZING ideas for a story that you just don’t think you can accomplish on your own? Ever come across someone with whom you can bounce ideas back and forth like pro tennis players?
Here’s a thought for you: Collab! It may be the answer to your problems as a writer trying to tackle a seemingly impossible story. There have been some amazing collaborations in history: Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, to name a few. Let’s go over some points of consideration before you dive into the world of collaboration.
The Hungry Chimera is an independent literary magazine that features short fiction, poetry and visual art, as we feel that artistic expression cannot be limited to merely one medium. We established THC in July of 2016 with a mission to feature talented authors and artists in such a way as to accentuate the beauty within and make literature and writing a larger focus in others lives as well as our own.
The idea for the magazine was planted years ago when we decided to take a creative writing class in college. It was an opportunity for us to see our writing as more than scribbles on a page, an opportunity for us to take ourselves seriously. And with that change came the desire to do more. Thus, the idea for a magazine came about. In that moment it was nothing more than a fantasy; something we would later mull over from time to time, but do nothing about. And back then, we would have never dared to be that awesome. (Are we awesome yet?)
Now, though we may be older, many more miles apart and insanely more busy, that idea has grown in our hearts and minds. Reading and writing are our greatest passions and that is why that idea has surmounted to so much more.
Now that that's out of the way...
We're excited at the prospect of building a community with writing, reading, and art at its core and we encourage you to share your thoughts as far as the magazine is concerned. Send us an email if you'd like!
Afton & Stevie