We publish Grist Online in regular installments throughout the year in order to showcase even more of the nation's best new writing for the widest possible audience. Some pieces are especially well-suited to the online space because of their formal qualities or themes; others simply compel us to tweet and share them from our electronic mountaintop.
Together with our print journal and our blog, The Writing Life, Grist Online gives our readers another opportunity to get a feel for the diversity of work we champion. We hope you enjoy the issues!
As with the print edition of Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts, the attitudes, opinions, and ideas expressed in Grist Online are not those of the University of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee’s Department of English, nor any member of the staff of Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts. The attitudes, opinions and ideas expressed in Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts and Grist Online are attributed only to the speaking voice of the writing appearing in our pages, writing which is accepted for publication on the basis of excellence in literary craft.
Every spring, Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts welcomes submissions of unpublished creative work for our Pro Forma Contest in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrids that explore the relationship between content and form. Our contest is open to all forms of literary expression.
Pro Forma often means an established way of doing things. For the contest, we look for work that experiments with its form, whether that’s an essay that breaks from traditional expectations, a set of poems from a sonnet sequence, a short story that blends or bends its genre, or a hybrid text or a genre-less piece. However you define a relationship with form in your writing, we want to see your best work.
Learn more about submitting your work for ProForma.