In part 1 of this series, I talked about ageism in MFAs; in part 2, I’m going to tackle the issue of diversity within MFA programs, specifically in terms of race. I don’t have to say it, we all know: MFAs are predominantly white, from the students to the faculty, and it’s problematic. As … Continue reading All The White and Privileged (The Things We Don’t Talk About Pt. 2)
We did it. We endured months of snow and trudged through puddles under umbrellas and heavy rain clouds to get here. Blacksburg has finally decided to deliver us sun, heat, and finals, and in approximately one week, we’ll be done. Exams will be over and papers graded. We made it to summer, and while that … Continue reading Summer Reading List Woes
Writing Prompts: a) Imagine that your unborn self is reluctant to come into the world. Write a letter to convince yourself to be born. b) Write a letter to your favourite team of superheroes. Sell them on why you should be the newest member of the team. c) You are your childhood imaginary friend. Write … Continue reading Writing Prompts
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Sheila Squillante is a poet and a professor, and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Fourth River, the literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program. As editor, she helps guide students through the process of reading submissions and preparing the literary journal for publication. The journal seeks to explore the relationship between humans and their environments and … Continue reading An Interview with Sheila Squillante, Editor-in-Chief of The Fourth River
Mazi Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu and Chinelo Onwualu are co-founders and editors of Omenana, a web-based literary magazine dedicated to publishing speculative/sci-fi/fantasy fiction by African writers. In this interview with Uche Okonkwo, Mazi Chiagozie and Chinelo talk African speculative fiction, life lessons, and writing and publishing as a labour of love. UCHE OKONKWO: This idea … Continue reading Editor Interview: Mazi Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu and Chinelo Onwualu of Omenana
Bone Bouquet is an independent bi-annual print journal that features underrepresented voices and publishes both established and emerging writers. Bone Bouquet is staffed by volunteers who are truly dedicated to their mission. This is clear to the reader immediately upon cracking the cover; the work within is charged, experimental, and authentic. To learn more about … Continue reading An Interview with Bone Bouquet