AWP 2012: Random Quotes

AWP is the biggest writers conference held each year in America. Writers, publishers, professors, MFA students, CW undergrads, literary journals, agents, and editors all converge on one destination. This year was Chicago. Below are some random quotes I heard, or perhaps said, over the four-day period: “I’m Margaret Atwood. Where’s my suckling pig?” “I’m the […]

Literary Journals: The Midwest

Many national literary journals are located geographically in the Midwest. Madison Review, Iowa Review, New Letters, Michigan Quarterly Review, etc., are all prominent publications that solicit beyond their local confines for a diverse, international literature. Recently, though, several journals seem to have gone the other way: narrowing their focus and giving voice to the American […]