Inkwell Literary Magazine is pleased to release Breakthrough! As the semester approaches the season of capstones, papers, and final projects, the Inkwell staff celebrates the little victories, whether making new discoveries, conquering difficult knowledge, or making a significant stride forward in school, work, or personal growth.

Breakthrough: a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development.

We are excited to share our writers’ pieces in this issue, from navigating the barriers created by grief, to overcoming a harmful image of oneself. Some of our writers have experienced their own creative breakthroughs in this issue—we’re pleased to feature a short story by one of our poets and a poem by one of our creative nonfiction writers!

You can read the issue below or download a PDF here.