A guest post by Aaron Gilbreath
In an age of smart phones and cloud storage, few things seem more primitive than a manila folder with a slice of white paper in it, but that’s what I use to keep track of the essays I submit to literary magazines. My system is simple: one folder for each essay I’m submitting, and one sheet of unlined printer paper to write down where and when I sent the piece. Writers with a deeper love of graphs and charts might use an Excel spreadsheet to record this information, but the cave man in me prefers minimalist hard copy.
Non-profit literary magazine Indiana Review is currently accepting unsolicited submissions. Now in its 43rd year of publication, Indiana Review has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Literary Magazines in the United States.
Published twice a year, Indiana Review is based at Indiana University Bloomington. It describes its mission as offering the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic. Indiana Review publishes work by both established and emerging writers, and works by contributors to have been awarded the Pushcart Prize and reprinted in The Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses, as well as in Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
Applications for the prestigious and lucrative Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are now open for 2018.
This international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. Since 1986, 152 fellowships totalling $4,265,000 have been awarded.
Literary magazine Oxford American is offering a nine-month fellowship to one talented writer. The selected fellow will receive a $10,000 living stipend, housing and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American. The fellowship is intended to support the writing of a debut book of creative nonfiction.
Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, The Oxford American is a nonprofit, quarterly literary magazine dedicated to featuring “the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South”. The journalism and literature published in the Oxford American have received numerous prizes, including The O. Henry Prize and The Pushcart Prize, and has been featured in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Travel Writing.
Image: North Korean women work at the cashier table of a bookstore in Pyongyang, North Korea. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
A guest post by Meredith Shaw
With colorful rhetoric about dotards and nuclear buttons, North Korean propaganda is attracting attention around the world.
Outside observers can now easily access some of this propaganda by visiting regime-sponsored websites. These have, in turn, spawned foreign feeds like the excellent KCNA Watch media aggregator and satirical sites such as “Kim Jong Un Looking at Things.”
However, there’s another side to North Korean political messaging, one directed at the domestic population.