“I write because magic.” Laura Steadham Smith’s manifesto in Quail Bell Magazine

 Laura Steadham Smith’s manifesto as part of the “why I do what I do” series in Quail Bell Magazine, “Another Manifesto: Where Stories Come From”

“I write because magic.” And you know what? Smith’s whole manifesto is magic so get to it: http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/3/post/2014/03/writing-another-manifesto.html



Image: Laura Steadham Smith

Quail Bell Magazine is accepting essays, manifestos, rants from artists and writers of all kinds on what they do and why until 3/30. Send your submissions to submissions@quailbellmagazine.com


Quail Bell Magazine wants to know what you do and why you do it. Here’s my deal.

I wrote this outside all at once after thinking about it almost non-stop for 3 days. So artists, writers, magic-makers, think about it: why do you do what you do? And what is it that you do? Get back to Quail Bell with a creative essay by 3/30. We all want to know. Email yours to submissions@quailbellmagazine.com

“Invocation invites manifestation” http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/3/post/2014/03/why-i-do-what-i-do-jessica-reidy.html



I’ll be honest with you– it was an intense realization. There’s a lot more ego and angst than I like to admit mixed-up in my creative drive. There’s also an unruly amount of joy, wonder, and hallucinogenic imagination, so it evens out. All of it’s just fine.