When you think about homebound, what comes to mind? What is subjectively conjured by the word “home” and the word “bound?” In conjunction?
Home, the lack of one, missing a home, displacement, to the other end of the spectrum where one is unable to leave due to medical, socio-political, economical, and situational conditions, evokes very real and raw components of our identity.
Homebound can be an ephemeral or lifelong journey, a place of safety, a person of comfort. The act of returning, or wishing to return, to your history and your roots. And it can very well be homelessness in all meanings of the word.
Whether creators associate this with hope, hopelessness, happiness, loss, suffocation, and/or longing, is a choice that The Missing Slate encourages them to explore in this upcoming issue “Homebound.”
The TMS Backstory
We started our journey as an international art and literary magazine in 2010. We were based in Pakistan, seeking to unite creators under a single umbrella regardless of where they were in the world.
After a short hiatus, we returned to a world that was still healing from the mass carnage of the last decade. We hoped to provide you, our hurting artists and writers, with a safe space. More than that, we intimately knew the unique challenges women and marginalized voices face in today’s world, and we remain here still only for you.
In fact, the only reason we’re back at all is because of you.
Does that make us a little idealistic?
Sure, but we’re betting that you are, too.
The Concrete Sanctuary for the TMS Dream
The core value of The Missing Slate (TMS) is to amplify and promote representation of voices from marginalized communities through literary and artistic works and all editorial decisions. The core and editorial team working in the background believes it is paramount to uphold their integrity as editors, managers, and writers for this purpose. TMS upholds a strict policy against discrimination of any form, ensuring a safe, fair, and inclusive environment for contributors and all individuals.
No individual on the editorial team or otherwise is permitted to derive financial gain directly from their involvement with TMS, and TMS will never impose any fees for submissions or access to its content. Participation through any means with TMS is voluntary, allowing individuals the flexibility to come and go as travelers contributing their part to a grand adventure.
The TMS Dream
TMS dreams of supporting marginalized communities through actively uplifting and standing in solidarity with marginalized communities. The core and editorial team that helps in the realization of this dream does so by maintaining a platform for free expression for literary work and art, nurturing an environment where diverse voices can be heard without censorship or suppression.