One of my summer projects has been working on the University of Arkansas’ new online magazine, GRAVEL. June is the inaugural issue, and I’m so pleased to announce its arrival!
As the official magazine for the MFA Graduate Program, GRAVEL attracts talent from around the globe – both in fiction and nonfiction. Short stories, poetry, personal essays, memoir, flash fiction… it’s all welcome! In addition, GRAVEL seeks to publish original artworks and multimedia pieces that showcase artists’ creativity. If you write, paint, draw, take photos, or have some other form you’d like to submit for publication, please click HERE.
As part of the staff, it was my privilege to meet some wonderful authors through their writing. Although I don’t typically do this, I’d recommend you read the Contributors page for the brief biographies first. There are some fascinating individuals, and getting a glimpse into their lives before reading their pieces adds a whole new dimension to the experience.
Some of my personal favorites are:
- The stunning photography of Eleanore Leonne Bennett
- Brian Alan Ellis’ The Problem With Helen
- Hip by Jen Karetnick
So grab a cup of whatever gets you going, and peruse this grist for the creative mill. GRAVEL is here, and it’s paving the way.