Grist: The Journal for Writers

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Editor: Katherine Ann Davis

Poetry Editor: Stephanie Dugger

Fiction Editor: Michael Shum

Non-Fiction Editor: Matthew Smith

Managing Editor: Helen Stead

Grist: The Journal for Writers

Grist is now reading for Issue 8. Send us your best! Full submission guidelines here


Congratulations to our Best of the Net 2014 anthology nominees from our Online Companion to Issue 7! Poetry nominees are Anne Barngrover, Monica Berlin, and Beth Marzoni; fiction nominees are Jennifer Christie and Rob Roensch; and our nonfiction nominee is Daryl Farmer. Best of luck to them all! You can read their amazing work here

Congratulations to Baron Wormser! His essay “Legend: Willem de Kooning,” which first appeared in Grist Issue 6, has been selected for inclusion in The Best American Essays 2014. We couldn’t be more thrilled!


Have you checked out our new blog? We invite you to watch this space for a dynamic discussion of contemporary writing—thoughts on craft, publishing, and the life that both shapes and is shaped by the words we put on the page. We’ll feature a diverse range of contributors from all walks of the literary life. We hope this will be a place where you, our readers, will find a sense of community and an opportunity to participate in an ongoing conversation about the literature we love and love to make.


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Poetry by • Albert Abonado • ŸMary Jo Balistreri •Ÿ Monica Berlin •Ÿ Trent BuschŸ • Michael Collins Ÿ• William Fargason • ŸHannah Fries • ŸBenjamin Goldberg Ÿ• John GossleeŸ • Casandra Lopez • ŸMichael Marberry Ÿ• Beth Marzoni • ŸJennifer Moore • ŸJames Reiss • ŸLiz Robbins • ŸKaren Schubert Ÿ• Brittney Scott •Ÿ Brian Simoneau •Ÿ Naomi Thiers •Ÿ Virgil Suárez • ŸCorrie Lynn White •Ÿ Aliesa Zoecklein •Ÿ Fiction by •Ÿ Gabriel Houck •Ÿ Tamar Jacobs •Ÿ Matt Runkle • A. A. Srinivasan • Laura Usselman • ŸNonfiction by • ŸAllegra Hyde •Ÿ LaTanya McQueen • ŸKatie Walsh •Ÿ Craft Essays by • ŸClaire Miye Stanford • Maura Stanton • ŸInterview with •Ÿ H. L. HixŸ • Online Companion •Ÿ Anne Barngrover • Monica Berlin •Ÿ Beth Marzoni Ÿ• Jennifer ChristieŸ • Rob Roensch •Ÿ Daryl Farmer •


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Founded in 2007 by the graduate students in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Grist: The Journal for Writers seeks to present a new kind of literary journal. Grist is currently published once a year. Each issue features quality prose (fiction and nonfiction) and poetry, as well as interviews with writers and essays devoted to discussions of craft.


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