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Cash Bar, MLA Convention

18 Dec

the minnesota review invites you to join us at the MLA Convention in Boston, January 3-6!  We have arranged a Cash Bar for Saturday, January 5 from 7:00-8:15 pm in Fairfax B of the Sheraton Hotel (session #654).  For more information, please refer to the conference program, available here.  We hope to see you there!

Fall 2012 Reading Period Closes November 1!

30 Oct

The close of our Fall 2012 reading period is this Thursday, November 1.

If you are still mulling over whether or not to submit your work in this reading period, don’t wait until the last minute!  But if you do, here are a few hints to help you get through that last-minute submission.

  • We cannot accept submissions via e-mail. If you have difficulties with the online submission system, I can generally walk you through the problem. Please check our help document or contact me (support@theminnesotareview.org) instead of e-mailing your submission.
  • Don’t wait till 11:57 p.m. It will take you a few minutes to get through the submission process, especially if you haven’t yet registered as an author, and your work must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. EDT (Eastern) on November 1 for it to be considered by the editors. If it’s marked 12:01 a.m. November 2, the editors will not be able to consider the work until the next reading period (January 1-April 1), and you probably don’t want to wait until then.
  • Not sure how to register as an author? The help document will walk you through the process.
  • If you’ve already registered, you can simply log in and begin the submission process. We’re going to ask all sorts of questions when you get started. Please don’t just skip past those questions or click them randomly. Those questions are pretty important – we do not publish previously published works, for example.
  • Please don’t ignore our guidelines (available here). For example, we ask that you upload multiple poems as a single document. This streamlines the review process, which means you get a response more quickly.

Is there anything else you’d like to know? Send your questions/comments via the comment section below or e-mail me at support@theminnesotareview.org.

Lorin Shellenberger is the editorial assistant for the minnesota review. She will only understand approximately 17 percent of pop culture references and claims this is because she grew up on an island.

Issue 79 out October 19!

16 Oct

We’re happy to announce that Issue 79 will be available this Friday, October 19!

Issue 79 features work from the following authors:

  • Barrett Bowlin
  • Victoria Chang
  • Susanna Childress
  • Robert Cording
  • Sarah Johnson
  • W. Todd Kaneko
  • Keith Leonard
  • Maxim Loskutoff
  • Jamaal May
  • Dzvinia Orlowsky
  • Paisley Rekdal
  • Christa Romanosky
  • Austen Rosenfeld
  • Natasha Sajé
  • Margot Schilpp
  • B.T. Shaw
  • Nicomedes Suárez Araúz

There are several ways you can read the issue:

  • If you already have a subscription (including institutional access), you can read it online here.
  • You can also purchase a subscription or individual copies of the issue through the Duke University Press website.

We hope you enjoy the issue!

Introducing …

4 Sep

the minnesota review’s literary editors work during academic semesters, which means we’ve got a new batch of excited editors bringing you interviews and updates with former contributors, new creative work, and cartoons here on the blog! In addition, we’ll continue to feature an occasional look back at critical theory essays and interviews from our archives. Be on the lookout for upcoming posts from:

Managing Editors: Max Brooks and Tom Minogue
Max Brooks paints nothing professionally, partakes of the highest quality macaroni, and writes like a young Tom Clancy.
Tom Minogue realized last year he has no visual depth perception. He also realized this is irrelevant as long as he never, ever, has to play dodgeball in the schoolyard again.

Fiction Editors: Kevin Smith and María Elvira Vera Tatá
Kevin Smith enjoys reading Mark Twain and long drives, though generally not at the same time.
María Elvira Vera Tatá has finally embraced that she dwells in the Spanglish Realm and is, for better or worse, unable to find her way back to either standard Spanish or English.

Poetry Editors: Arian Katsimbras and Jeff Haynes
Arian Katsimbras is patiently and quietly bouncing back from culture shock after moving from Reno, Nevada.
Jeff Haynes shares his name with a percussion musician, but he can’t be blamed for that.

Social Media Editor: Amy Marengo
Amy Marengo makes plans with people over drinks and cancels the next morning 98% of the time.

Blog Editor: Michelle Calkins
Michelle Calkins is from Grand Rapids, Michigan and is currently studying poetry, when she’s not watching Murder, She Wrote.

Welcome Back!

28 Aug

It’s that time of year again, met with equal parts eager anticipation and growing dread … fall at its finest! We at the minnesota review are gearing up for the next school year by doing– what else?– lots of reading and writing.

That’s right, as a reminder, our fall reading period is open now (through November 1), and we’re looking for your best fiction and poetry. Please remember that we won’t be reading creative nonfiction during this reading period, and we never publish reviews of creative work.

More about our submission guidelines is available here. We are only able to accept submissions through our online submission site. If you have trouble uploading your work, please refer to this document or e-mail support@theminnesotareview.org with your questions.

We will also be resuming our twice-weekly blog posts, so check back sometime soon for more great creative writing, author interviews, critical essays, and featured work from our archives!

Fall Reading Period Opens Tomorrow (8/1)

31 Jul

Our fall reading period opens tomorrow, August 1, and we’re looking for your best fiction and poetry. Please remember that we won’t be reading creative nonfiction during this reading period, and we never publish reviews of creative work.

More about our submission guidelines is available here. We are only able to accept submissions through our online submission site. If you have trouble uploading your work, please refer to this document or e-mail support@theminnesotareview.org with your questions.

We look forward to reading your work!

Issue 78 Out June 1

29 May

We’re happy to announce that Issue 78 will be available this Friday, June 1!

Issue 78 features work from the following authors:

  • Valerie Bandura
  • Janée J. Baugher
  • Timothy Brennan
  • Alan Britt
  • Paul Robert Chesser
  • Rob Cook
  • Emily Brown Coolidge Toker
  • Jesse Damiani
  • Jennifer Duprey
  • Brad Felver
  • Amy Fleury
  • Brad Green
  • Kimiko Hahn
  • Scott Hightower
  • Fredric Jameson
  • Adrian Matejka
  • Cate McLaughlin
  • Andrew McSorley
  • Mohammed Abdullah Hussein Muharram
  • Rita Raley
  • Michael Martin Shea
  • Rob Stephens
  • Marcela Sulak
  • Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo
  • Maria Whiteman
  • Robert Wrigley
  • Dean Young

There are several ways you can read the issue:

  • If you already have a subscription (including institutional access), you can read it online here.
  • You can also purchase a subscription or individual copies of the issue through the Duke University Press website.

We’ll also be featuring short interviews with several authors from the issue in this blog over the next few weeks. We hope you enjoy the issue!

It’s summertime…

10 May

It’s looking and feeling like summer in beautiful southwest Virginia (as I write this, it’s slated to be over 90 degrees, which normally doesn’t happen till August here), so we’re going to go smell a few roses and play a bit of disc golf. We’ll still be sharing weekly content on this blog over the break, though. Every Tuesday, look for a mix of new posts from past & present editors, stellar critical work and interviews from our archives, and information about upcoming issues and contributors. Thanks for reading the minnesota review!

Spring 2012 Reading Period Closes April 1!

29 Mar

The close of our Spring 2012 reading period is this Sunday, April 1. (If you follow our Twitter feed, you likely already know this.  This is for everyone who doesn’t follow us. Also, if you’re on Twitter and you aren’t following us, we’re going to be hurt.)

Because I’m a procrastinator at heart, I understand that many of you are still mulling whether or not to submit your work in this reading period, and you may still be considering it until this Sunday around 11 p.m.  I’m here now to provide a few hints to help you get through that last-minute submission, primarily because I am more likely to be enjoying a nap of the eight-hour variety at that time of night than to be sitting in front of my computer.

  • We cannot accept submissions via e-mail. If you have difficulties with the online submission system, I can generally walk you through the problem. Please check our help document or contact me (support@theminnesotareview.org) instead of e-mailing your submission.
  • Don’t wait till 11:57 p.m. It will take you a few minutes to get through the submission process, especially if you haven’t yet registered as an author, and your work must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. EDT (Eastern) on April 1 for it to be considered by the editors. If it’s marked 12:01 a.m. April 2, the editors will not be able to consider the work until the next reading period (August 1-November 1), and you probably don’t want to wait until then.
  • Not sure how to register as an author? The help document will walk you through the process.
  • If you’ve already registered, you can simply log in and begin the submission process. We’re going to ask all sorts of questions when you get started. Please don’t just skip past those questions or click them randomly. Those questions are pretty important – we do not publish previously published works, for example.
  • Please don’t ignore our guidelines (available here). For example, we ask that you upload multiple poems as a single document. This streamlines the review process, which means you get a response more quickly.

Is there anything else you’d like to know? Send your questions/comments via the comment section below or e-mail me at support@theminnesotareview.org.

Ashley Patriarca is the editorial assistant for the minnesota review. She recognizes that she’s a bit geriatric in terms of her sleep habits, and she’s okay with it.

Books Received (Cultural and Literary Criticism)

16 Feb

the minnesota review welcomes proposals for review essays on these and other recent books in cultural and literary theory. We do not publish reviews of fiction or poetry. For reviews, we much prefer overviews to reports on specific books. For examples, check the review-essays in our current and past issues. Continue reading

Reading Period Now Open!

19 Jan

In case you missed the handy-dandy update on the left side of the page (or if you’re reading this blog through an RSS feed), our reading period for creative writing is now open!

You can submit your work for review by our editors at our submission site (http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/TheMinnesotaReview/index.php/creativecritical/login).  You will need to create a user account (if you do not already have one) before you can submit your work.

Our submission guidelines:

  • We are reading creative nonfiction during this reading period.
  • Please submit only one story, or up to four short shorts or flash fiction pieces (1,000 words or less), per reading period.
  • You may submit multiple poems; please group them into one document and upload them as a single file.
  • All files must be saved in Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), Plain Text (.txt) formats, or .pdf.  We cannot open .Pages or other formats. If you have questions on how to save your document, please consult the Help section of your word processing software.
  • You can upload your work at any time; however, this reading period will end April 1, 2012.
  • We only consider unpublished work.
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions of creative writing, although we ask that you let us know immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.

If you have any questions or difficulties with the submission process, please feel free to contact our editorial assistant, Ashley Patriarca, at support@theminnesotareview.org.

Happy Holidays!

27 Dec

Our editors are taking a brief holiday break, but we’ll be back Tuesday, Jan. 3, with more posts. Thanks for reading!

Thanksgiving Break

24 Nov

Our editors are taking a brief Thanksgiving break, but we’ll be back Tuesday, Nov. 29, with more posts. Thanks for reading!

New Posting Schedule

21 Nov

Dear readers,

With the end of the semester, we will be shifting to a reduced posting schedule. Look for new posts every Tuesday and Thursday starting this week.  As always, thanks for reading!

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