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N I C H E

For those who have been following us since our somewhat spontaneous inception in September, 2011 breathe easy because we have finally made it. For those who have happened to stumble across our small corner of the world, hello and welcome. After many learning experiences, the first issue of Niche Magazine is finally here. Our aim in creating Niche Magazine was to break down the boundaries between genres and artistic method. We wanted to cultivate a place where genre fiction, literary fiction, journalism, literary and political criticism, photography, painting, and music could exist side-by-side. That is, we wanted to create a literary magazine that satisfied not just one niche, but several niches all at once. We hope that this issue shows that we’ve been successful in this endeavor.

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Though we had, much to our great surprise and pleasure, a great many talented people submit to the first issue, we chose pieces that were, first and foremost, enjoyable to read, listen to, or look at, pieces that taught us something, or those that merely moved us emotionally, whether it be to sadness, happiness, disgust, or some emotional state in between. Thus, we hope that Niche Magazine will draw those who read to be entertained or educated, and those who view art and listened to music because they hope to be emotionally stimulated in some way. Lastly, I want to give a very sincere thank all the artists who have chanced this journey with us, and all those wonderful people who have supported us along the way. We hope that this issue stands as a symbol for many more and greater issues to come. Happy reading, listening, and viewing! Best,

KATYA CUMMINS (executive editor) SHANNON HEWSON (art & poetry editor) BETH COHON (fiction editor) KATIE CANTWELL (poetry & multimedia editor) MARY KEUTELIAN (fiction editor) MATT ATKINSON (fiction & multimedia editor) BECCA LEVIN (poetry editor) ROCHELLE LIU (fiction editor)

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