Issue #17 – Grit by the Glass – SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Denis Johnson says to write naked, write in blood & write from exile. For this issue, we’re looking for Grit Lit writing that does just that. We want pieces that kick you in the gut & leave your mouth bloody. We’re looking for poetry & prose that can stop a dog fight while drinking homemade whiskey. We’d love stories, essays & poems that can find their way around the darkest hollers & the seediest city blocks. We want words that know their way around shotguns & fights, black eyes & regret. Words that get at the worst decisions people have ever made & their bare knuckle consequences. In the end, we want pieces that will shake you to your core because they are unafraid of broaching a difficult topic & they do it with aplomb.
Submissions due 6/20/15. Guest Editor Sam Slaughter. Issue live 7/31/15.
Sam Slaughter is a writer based in Central Florida. He received his BA from Elon University and his MA from Stetson University. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of places, including Midwestern Gothic, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Heavy Feather Review. He was awarded the 2014 Best of There Will Be Words and his debut chapbook When You Cross That Line will be published May 2015. Sam is the Book Review Editor at Atticus Review, a Fiction Editor at Black Heart Magazine, and a Contributing Editor at Entropy. He loves playing with puppies and drinking a good glass of bourbon.