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Pre(r)amble – Ramon Stoppelenburg

It was in the spring of 2020 that the idea sprouted for new a international literary magazine. I was sitting in a comfortable extended window frame of an old colonial villa in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, my home for the last 10 years, while reading an e-book. Or staring outside. Or reading again. It was so quiet everywhere.

The state of spring 2020 was that of a worldwide pandemic outbreak. A coronavirus traveled worldwide and testing humanity in staying indoors, on lockdown, in quarantine or on high alert once outside...