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The Writer's Guide to the Ballet

Ashley Wurzbacher

We strive to create images that intrigue the reader by offering them a vision of the world that is slightly skewed, that give us a picture of the commonplace made new and strange...

Part II: What the Simultaneous Submitter Needs to Know

Zachary Martin

Both the "bulk" submitter and the "no sim sub" journal seem gripped by a mutual paranoia. But in the world of small press publishing, where the only way to stay sane is to write, edit, and publish for a coterie of lovers of indie lit, this paranoia is unfounded...

Part I: On Simultaneous Submissions

Zachary Martin

Most writers are not trying to scam the system when they simultaneously submit; they're just hoping they can see their work in print before they die...

Everything, All the Time

Talia Mailman

Writing, as most of you know, is a lonely business. But language doesn't exist without addressing someone. It is that space which interests me. "Word is a two-sided act," says Bakhtin...

Invisible Desire: Celia Dropkin (1888 - 1956)

Yerra Sugarman

If Dvorak wove the plaintive melodies of his homeland into his modernist music, and T. S. Eliot incorporated the speech of Cockneys in experimental poems, Celia Dropkin used Yiddish lullabies and children's rhymes to set a certain folk innocence and experience beside her modernist concerns with the experiences of a woman's body...

Project Row Houses: Recovering and Teaching Houston's History

Chelsea Shannon

In 2004, art historian Hal Foster coined the phrase "archival impulse" to describe artistic practices that create idiosyncratic archives of particular moments, people, or places in modern history1. For Foster, this trend marks a shift from the predominant…