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The Journal for Writers

About Grist: The University of Tennessee’s new journal publishes literary fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays on craft.

Contact Information:

University of Tennessee

English Dept., 301 McClung Tower

Knoxville, TN  37996-0430

Phone: (865) 604-0174

Email: cpence1[at]utk[dot]edu


Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: 8/15-4/30 Response time: 1-3 months Payment: 2 contributor copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 978-0-9799366-0-9 Founded: 2008 Issues per year: 1 Distributors: University of Tennessee Press Copy price: $11.95 Average pages: 200-250 Sample price (postpaid): $11.95 Subscription 1 year: $11.95

Publisher’s description: The University of Tennessee’s creative writing program is proud to announce it has launched a new national literary journal. Grist: The Journal for Writers features literary fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction along with interviews and essays about craft. Its pages invite questions regarding the author’s choice of genre, form, and point-of-view as well as facilitating discussions on those elusive terms ‘aesthetics’ and ‘voice.’ There are plenty of literary journals, as well as a fair number of magazines devoted to aspects of craft, but no publication blends the two like Grist.

The premiere issue of Grist features work from some of America’s premiere writers including: Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the #1 bestseller Eat, Pray, Love and PEN/Hemingway finalist; Tom Franklin, author of Poachers: Stories and two novels, Hell at the Breech and Smonk; Eric Puchner, recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and NEA grant; Ron Rash, winner of Appalachian Book of the Year; John Canaday, author of The Invisible World and winner of the Walt Whitman Award; and Bret Anthony Johnston, winner of National Book Award for writers under 35.

Recent Issues:

Issue 7, 2014 of Grist features poetry by Albert Abonado, Mary Jo Balistreri, Monica Berlin, Trent Busch, Michael Collins, William Fargason, Hannah Fries, Benjamin Goldberg, John Gosslee, Casandra Lopez, Michael Marberry, Beth Marzoni, Jennifer Moore, James Reiss, Liz Robbins, Karen Schubert, and more; fiction by Gabriel Houck, Tamar Jacobs, Matt Runkle, A. A. Srinivasan, and Laura Usselman; nonfiction by Allegra Hyde, LaTanya McQueen, and Katie Walsh; craft essays by Claire Miye Stanford and Maura Stanton; an interview with H. L. Hix; and online companion pieces from Anne Barngrover, Monica Berlin, Beth Marzoni, Jennifer Christie, Rob Roensch, and Daryl Farmer.

Issue 6, 2013: Poetry by Tory Adkisson, Michael Bazzett, Emma Bolden, James Brasfield, Travis Cebula, Elizabeth Champlin, Charlie Clark, Katharine Coles, Gail Braune Comorat, Christina Cook, Matthew Reed Corey, Sarah Suzor, Marci Vogel, Laura Walker. Fiction by Vanessa Blakeslee, Christopher L, Joellen Craft, John Cullen, David J. Daniels, Darren C. Demaree, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Alice Friman, Linda Gregerson, Amorak Huey, Jessica Lakritz, W.M. Lobko, Gary L. McDowell, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, Drusilla NicGowan, Paul Otremba, John Poch, Molly Spencer owe, Jennifer Stern, Nonfiction by Harmony Neal, Leslie Jill Patterson, Baron Wormser. Craft Essays by Nicky Beer, Maud Casey. Interviews with Linda Gregerson, Julie Orringer, Adam Zagajewski.


last updated 03/31/2014