Publisher’s description: We see the gris-gris as a rich symbol of creative cultural borrowing and blending, an emblem of the unique mix of cultures that have shaped southern Louisiana. The gris-gris shares the root inspiration of the creative arts: the casting and the breaking of the spell.
Housed at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Gris-Gris: An Online Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts exists through the joint effort of faculty and staff in the Department of Languages and Literature. Since our first issue in 2012, we have published Pulitzer Prize winning writers, including Natasha Trethewey and Yusef Komunyakaa. Komunyakaa’s poem “Negritude” (Issue 2, Spring 2013) was published in The Best American Poetry, 2014.
We are particularly interested in poetry that is aware of craft and engages fruitfully with poetic tradition, stories that exist for the sake of character and atmosphere, and nonfiction that crosses disciplines and explores other art forms and cultural issues.
Please see our website for full submission guidelines.