From the forever sassy and always classy Justin Greene ’16:
et al., Wesleyan’s student-run all-fiction prose publication is accepting submissions (2500 word limit) until Friday, February 27th, 2015.
et al. provides a tangible medium for the celebration of student fiction. Our mission is to embrace our namesake and emphasize the collaborative nature of the creative process. We bridge the gap between author and editor through one-on-one meetings, culminating in a print anthology at the end of the year. New stories, old stories, short stories, flash fiction, comics: give them to us at etalsubmissions(at)gmail(dot)com. Get published. It’s fun. Also, if you’re interested in the editorial/layout side of things, send an email to jigreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Deadline: Friday, February 27th
Send to: etalsubmissions(at)gmail(dot)com
On Allbritton’s top floor last night, three young women – Carla Blumenkranz, Dayna Tortorici, and Elizabeth Gumport – gave Wesleyan students an eagerly anticipated glimpse into their lives as editors of n+1, a Brooklyn-based print (three times a year) and online outlet for political and cultural commentary founded in 2004. After a brief introduction and reading of a selection from the magazine, the editors took questions and engaged in dialogue with each other and the student attendees for over an hour. Despite extra chairs and the wide surfaces of tables shoved to the corner of the room, the event was packed enough to draw a crowd above seating capacity. Senior humanities majors, students active in progressive politics on campus, and others who I can’t put into a stereotypical box quite as quickly asked questions and heard detailed answers from the editors about n+1‘s history, ideological project, and inner workings, as well as more personal anecdotes about how and why the speakers became involved in the magazine and a recurring joke from the editors identifying their goal for n+1 as perfection “in the eyes of God”.
n+1 self-identifies online as “a print magazine of politics, literature, and culture founded in 2004 and published three times yearly.” At their session, Blumenkranz, Tortorici, and Gumport spoke of the magazine’s group of core editors and writers as a “collective” – decentralized and minimally hierarchical – of like-minded young people, working on something like a shared passion project. The magazine’s propensity to take on problematic aspects of what they perceive as the left’s literary establishment took front and center last night, too: the brief reading from the magazine, an excerpt from n+1‘s regular, collectively written editorial The Intellectual Situation, critiqued The Atlantic and Harper’s Magazine, largely from a feminist standpoint that the three characterized as a recent development in the magazine’s writing in their interview for the Pyxis blog.
Samantha Maldonado ’13 unfortunately can’t afford to pay you, but it’s a great way to get exposure:
After Hours is calling for your creative non-fiction submissions! Send essays, memoirs, prose poetry, criticism, narratives, etc to afterhoursmag(at)gmail(dot)com. Deadline is Friday March 29.
Deadline: March 29
From Kristen Raddatz ’13, editor of an as-yet unnamed literary magazine:
This will be a monthly poetry and prose online lit mag, with a strong emphasis on FICTION. Book reviews are welcome, if that’s your cup of tea. The magazine’s site will also have a blog covering news in the broader literary world.
From Molly Hanessian ’13 / We witness a new type of literary scene:
Like poetry? Come to the Hangman’s Lime’s first meeting! The Hangman’s Lime is Wesleyan’s only all-poetry literary magazine. We meet once a week to discuss submissions, and put out one issue every May. If you have any interest, come to the first meeting to learn more!
Date: Tomorrow, September 24
Place: Albritton 103
Alex Wilkinson ’13, not to be confused with Colonel William Alexander Camac Wilkinson of Sydney or Alex Wilkinson of Herbert Smith Corporate Responsibility, is trying to start a new student publication on campus, and he is thinking of naming it after Argus Panoptes:
The Argus Magazine is a new student-produced publication focusing on—but not limited to—long-form nonfiction and journalism. We seek writing of all genres so long as it is engaging, creative, and intellectually stimulating. Fundamental to this endeavor is an emphasis on collaboration between writers and editors, a process that will produce polished, innovative work.
If you have already written a piece that you would like to see published, send it to argusmagazine(at)gmail(dot)com by March 9th (the day before Spring Break). If you have an idea for a piece you haven’t written yet, shoot us an email and we’ll find a deadline that works for you!
After Hours is calling for your creative non-fiction submissions! Send essays, memoirs, prose poetry, and narratives to afterhoursmag(at)gmail(dot)com.
After Hours is one of Wesleyan’s newest literary journals, prepping for its second magazine after a highly successful first run. Submissions are due March 27th, so you got all break to prep your work!
“WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? I’M JUST A WORD PROCESSOR!”
Good question. Sam Maldonado ’13 and Alexia Nazarian ’13 want you to submit to their brand new Wes literary publication, called After Hours. They’re specifically looking for creative nonfiction pieces: essays, memoirs, stories, abstractions, etc. Sam adds:
Submit work and questions to afterhoursmag(at)gmail(dot)com. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 22, the Friday after Fall Break. Whatever work you turn in will have an impact upon shaping the theme, so that’s important. We want everything you have (including ideas and questions). Based on the work submitted, those who are interested can help go through the submissions and come up with a cohesive theme.
No word on whether or not the new magazine’s name was inspired by my personal favorite film of the ’80s, but I’ll include the trailer just in case. Film Board, take note.
Take the Unlocked Magazine Sex Survey II.
[Via Shannon Sun-Higginson ’10.]
Ad-Lit is accepting poetry submissions. All are encouraged to send their work to rcarpman@wes by Monday, April 20.
[Via Rachel Carpman ’10.]
The Wesleyan Jewish Community (WesJews) has a new blog. It has news and events related to Jewish life at Wes.
[Via David Baranger ’10.]
The Second Stage staff application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 17.
[Via Laura Shapiro ’10.]
Armchair/Shotgun, a New York-based literary magazine founded by Wesleyan alums, is seeking short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its inaugural issue. The debut will feature an interview with Jonathan Lethem, as well as pieces from whiskey-swilling, foul-mouthed, up-and-coming writers. Visit armchairshotgun.com for more info.
[Via John Cusick.]
Long Lane Farm needs acoustic musical acts for its May Day Celebration on Saturday, May 2. Contact Aaron Greenberg ’11 (aegreenberg@wes) or Alex Ketchum ’12 (aketchum@wes) as soon as possible.