The Inside Edition
Welcome to the Sleet 2020 Summer Edition, which we proudly present to you. All work was written before the world changed – pre-pandemic and before the murder of Mr. George Floyd which occurred here in Minnesota. It has always been Sleet’s editorial mission to promote love, truth and justice on every level, starting with the personal. And this edition is no exception.
It is the duty of an artist to speak up. Can we as a nation and a world find a new consciousness? This is a quote from Congressman John Lewis in the latest New York Magazine: “We will redeem the soul of America. We will create the loving community in spite of all of the things that we witness. The past few days, it made me very sad. There were times I wanted to cry, but the tears wouldn’t come.”
Sleet is now open for Winter 2020 submissions. We are searching for work written in the time of the virus, in the time of social upheaval and necessary, long-overdue change. We are living history in the making as the world changes before our eyes. Will the ungodly curse of systemic racism finally be addressed and exorcised? The future is in our hands.