Welcome to the Fall 2010 issue of The Gila River Review, Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s online art and literary journal, edited entirely by CGCC students, including honors students and members of the CGCC Creative Writing Club. They’re a tough audience of critics, and I first want to thank them for bringing this effort to life over the course of the last several months. This semester we collected nearly one hundred and sixty submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, music, and visual art, and the editorial staff worked tirelessly to carefully review them all.
I also want to extend big thanks to Lesley Cryderman, Ron Slamka, Magdalena Soto, and Diane Yost, who have made the journal a fantastic site and addition to CGCC’s web world. Finally, I would like to thank Dr. William Guerriero, Vice President of Academic Affairs, for providing the resource of time to complete our second issue.
Banner Image: "Canyon Lake Drained 2007" by Roy Pope
Cover Image" "Motel" by Joshua Caldwell
Some material included is intended for mature readers.