Welcome to Issue 1 of Boston Accent, a digital literary journal that's taking the city by storm, even if that storm is really only a couple inches of snow that doesn't get you out of work or other obligations. (Sorry.) Regardless, we hope that you will enjoy this inaugural issue, which includes pieces by talented, emerging writers and artists from all over the world. Issue 1 also features work by some of our own editors, giving you a taste of their style. We would like to thank our donors and supporters for helping to make this publication happen: you are all incredibly cool.