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Every spring, Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts welcomes submissions of unpublished creative work for our Pro Forma Contest in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrids that explore the relationship between content and form.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. Learn more here. Thank you to everyone who submitted to this year's contest. We will announce the winner and runners-up this summer.
Grist 14 is open for submissions of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction from May 15-August 15. Our online blog, The Writing Life, is open for submissions of craft essays and book reviews. We invite you to read our guidelines and submit your work here.