Congratulations to all the writers who were published by Best American Essays 2015 and to all the notable essays! It was a great pleasure to see two of our own contributors listed among the notables for Grist‘s issue 7: Allegra Hyde for “Banjo in the Backpack” LaTanya McQueen for “Violin Dreams” Congratulations to you both. We’re stoked for you!
Helen Stead Editor in Chief What TV show most represents your writing style? Even though I don’t kill a lot of people in my writing, and I don’t write detective fiction, I’d say The Killing represents my style because it rains a lot in the show (set in Seattle), it’s dark and dreary, and there are […]
Grist is running two special offers (prices include shipping): -a copy of Grist Issue 7 plus a T-shirt (bird style, any size S – XXXL) for $15 -a copy of Grist Issue 8 plus a T-shirt (reflection style, any size S – XXXXL) for $20 Supplies are limited! Buy your t-shirt now.
“So what’s the difference between non-fiction and creative non-fiction?” It’s a question that crops up in discussions of literary genre and in debates over the nature of truth in memoir and autobiography. The non-fiction works we’ve published in Grist (Issue 8) call our attention to that adjective creative in this context and demonstrate how it […]
The five short stories selected for Issue 8—three for our print issue and two for the Online Companion—represent, we hope, the best of what contemporary fiction offers the discerning reader. They surprise us with their insights, break our hearts and make us laugh—often at the same time—and provide us privileged glimpses into those odd, bewildering […]
Without a doubt, this year’s poetry is some of our strongest yet. How to begin? In “Letter for the Musician,” Jim Whiteside writes, “I wish I could speak such things into truths / so easily, but that is one problem with our / language, its inaccuracies.” This is how I feel about introducing this issue’s […]
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest issue of Grist: The Journal for Writers! For a limited time, we are running a Hot Off the Press special on the new issue, through our Submittable page. Also, be sure to check out our Issue 8 Online Companion, which features even more fabulous prose and […]
We are thrilled to announce our Issue 7 Pushcart nominations! Poetry: Albert Abonado “House of Birds” Hannah Fries “Adulteress” Jennifer Moore “[Sun-down, sky repeating blackbirds]” Fiction: Jennifer Christie “Backcountry Devils” A. A. Srinivasan “The Soul Catcher” Nonfiction: LaTanya McQueen “Violin Dreams Congratulations and best of luck to our nominees! You can find their […]
I am thrilled to introduce the new website for Grist: The Journal for Writers and hope you enjoy exploring all it has to offer. A very special thanks goes out to Jill Knight of Jill Knight Design for being so generous with her talents, and so conscientious and enthusiastic throughout the entire site-building process. We […]
“Pro Forma” contest, Grist: The Journal for Writers, Spring 2015 Grist: The Journal for Writers is thrilled to announce our first annual contest: “Pro Forma.” We welcome submissions of unpublished creative work: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrids that explore the relationship between content and form, whether the approach is experimental or conventional. As always, […]