Welcoming Our 2016 Bloggers

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14774275010_ec8ed0d7bb_kIt’s a new year, and that means we’ve got a new crop of bloggers joining us. There are several new monthly series that you should watch out for, and a slew of talented writers–many more than are listed here–joining our roster.

To complement Ross McMeekin’s “The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week” series, John Rufo will be writing about the best poem he reads each month, and Kasatlia Medrano will be discussing the month’s best essay.

Maria Eliades will be covering Turkish and Greek literature, Nichole Reber will report on literature from Asia and world indigenous literature, and Laura Jean Schneider will be writing about contemporary British cultures. There are many other countries we haven’t yet written about, and I invite you to submit a review on a novel or a collection or a memoir published in or focused on a country or culture not listed here. We’ll be publishing reviews every Friday.

Diving in to the trend towards multimedia storytelling, we’ll be getting book trailers from Jill Patterson and Annie Weatherwax will be writing about the connections between visual art and writing.

We’ll be looking at translations from a couple different vantage points, thanks to Graham Oliver and our former contributor Yardenne Greenspan.

And, because it’s an election year in the United States, Shawn Drury will be taking a look at the intersections of politics and the literary, and Joseph B. Horton will discuss the relationship between drought, climate change, and literature.

Of course, watch out for posts by some veteran favorites–Rebecca Makkai and her on-point satire of the writing life, Daniel Pe and his commentary on Latina/o literature, and Kate Flaherty and her interviews with founders of small presses, to name a few.

We’ll be posting twice each weekday and once each weekend day, so be sure to visit often! If you haven’t yet, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, which rounds up blog highlights and announces reading-period and Emerging Writer’s Contest deadlines.