Allied Editors 11

– Monologue by Sam Fratto –

Continuing a tradition we began in our Autumn, 2020, “Metanoia” themed issue, the Allied Editors series arose from our outreach to other publications. In our quest to celebrate the work of artists and writers across diverse platforms and to spotlight unique creative processes, our team recognizes that the esteemed editors who select content and provide the wanting polish to any worthy piece, are absolutely integral to publishing. Without their devoted efforts there is no curation or meaningful discourse. Undoubtedly, all outlets of publishing have come under enormous strain these past three years. Thankfully, our colleagues persevere. As a testament to their courage throughout our fraught epoch, please enjoy the monologue remarks of our featured editors, as they reflect on some of the most moving, and timely pieces as well as critical themes that they’ve explored in 2022.



Sam Fratto is an Ithaca-based visual artist that paints, animates, and makes comics. Sam received his BFA in traditional animation from the Academy of Art University.