Editor’s Note by Victoria Waddle

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have worked with our teen editors on the first all-teen issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey. They volunteered and have done a wonderful job. I appreciate their many astute comments and their hours of reading submissions as they helped to bring the issue together.

Researchers sometimes compare the sense of community that readers and writers enjoy as similar to the feeling people have when they join sports teams. Yet how much more wonderful that the reader-writer team can span time and place, crossing any sort of boundary. The teens throughout the Inland Empire are a deeply creative team. I hope you enjoy this first effort to bring their diverse work—from across many miles, cities, and counties—together in one place.

~ Victoria Waddle, Teen Issue Managing Editor