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Grist: The Online Companion
Grist: The Online Companion is the newest addition to our growing journal and community. The Online Companion is intended to replace our older Emerging Writers feature because we believe the Online Companion will allow us to bring even more of the nation’s best literary work to the widest possible audience.
Our vision for the Online Companion is two-fold: first, we do not currently include work from current or previous issues of the journal on our website. Our thinking is that the Grist Online Companion will allow us to showcase the highest quality writing we receive throughout our reading period while also allowing those less familiar with Grist and Grist’s content to get a feel for the wide variety of work we champion.
Grist: The Online Companion is also a way to expand what we’re able to publish because the online arena is more hospitable to a wider formal variety than is often able to fit in the print issue’s 6 x 9 format.
We hope you enjoy this next stage in Grist‘s life as a literary presence.
As with the print edition of Grist: The Journal for Writers, the attitudes, opinions, and ideas expressed in Grist: The Online Companion are not those of the University of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee’s Department of English, nor any member of the staff of Grist: The Journal for Writers. The attitudes, opinions and ideas expressed in Grist: The Journal for Writers and Grist: The Online Companion 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Every spring, Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts welcomes submissions of unpublished creative work for our Pro Forma Contest in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrids that explore the relationship between content and form.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.