DIVING IN THE MOON
HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING
You will notice that the 2017 Diving in the Moon has a new feature. I have often in the past wanted to make some comments on the journal as we go about putting it together, and so here is my first crack at Editor’s Comments.
The 2017 issue has some editorial changes. Gaye Sutton has agreed to come on board as a co-editor, to work with me when receiving submissions and offering feedback and editing suggestions. I will be looking forward to her addition to the 2018 editor’s comments section. Allison Cox has stepped back from editing but remains the one finding and deciding on images and the general look of the design for each journal.
The journal opens with a story about the stars and ends with a story about human endurance. In between are articles and stories about strength in all of its forms: women’s strength, inner strength, strength to heal, strength to begin and carry out programming grounded in storytelling while attending to the need for healing on many levels.
Other articles this year fall into the “How To “ category: how to go about marketing your storytelling, encouraging stories, seeking social justice with the aid of storytelling. I am hoping many of us will find the marketing article from Joe Galata helpful, or will give us a push to always be aware of the business aspect of our work so that we are not naïve about what we do and its impact.
Reading Mike Selliger’s submission made me realize that we could also do with a section of Letters to the Editor, with comments or questions, compliments or gripes. We are looking for comments on the current issue that would appear in the next issue, also suggestions for content. What would readers like to hear more of; or perhaps there is a topic related to healing story that we have not heard about. Mike’s article actively invites you to send letters (email, if possible) in response to the questions and issues he has raised and we will publish them in the 2018 journal.
Your first Letters to the Editors can of course comment on whether or not you like the addition of this section or would rather do without it.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Mary Louise Chown