2021 AALAS LITERARY MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Welcome to December.
Here we are again. It’s the end of the year, for some. For us, it’s just the beginning. The month signifies change, growth, and the opportunity to leave what doesn’t serve you behind. 2021 was a year for the books PUN INTENDED. 2022 will see many of our books adapted into films. December features the VP of St Martin's Press, Monique Patterson. She sits down with Charlotte Young-Foye to explore her role in the literary community and her profound contributions to the industry. Author Untamed gives us a peek inside The Urban Fiction Experience, and Hakeem Stokes interviews the earnest and creative, Wanetta “Queen Lexii” Rodney. As usual, we have our staples, Who’s Next, WTF is Going On, and Charlotte’s Closet Clicks The Holiday Edit. Be intentional in all you do and prepare for a phenomenal year.
Love and light
Julia, Allison & Charlotte
Julia Press Simmons - Editor In Chief
Allison Grace - Managing Editor
Shonell Bacon - Editor
Charlotte Young-Foye - Fashion & Beauty Editor
Braheim Gibbs = Contributing Writer
HaiKeem Stokes - Columnist
Erick S. Grey - Columnist
Diane P. Rembert - Columnist
Phoenix c. Brown - Columnist
Shonda Mayes - Columnist
Author Untamed - Columnist