ANNOUNCEMENT: As of the upcoming reading period (August 15 to October 15) Submittable will be our new submission management platform.
Winter 2017 Theme: "Imagining Peace"
not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
– George Bernard Shaw
Our winter 2017 issue will be dedicated to the theme of imagining peace. We are seeking work that speaks to the arduousness to which Shaw refers, work that defines peace not just as the absence of war, but as something dynamic in its own right.
Potential questions to be addressed include the following: How do we handle conflict by peaceful means? How do we create a disposition for peace in a complex, increasingly globalized world? What is the relationship between peace and justice? Is there a relationship between seeking peace within and seeking it without? We hope to encourage a variety of angles of approach (spiritual, cultural, political, economic, etc.).
of interest include: writing by peace activists, and by those working
for organizations dedicated to peace and/or conflict studies; writing
by diplomats or by others whose professional lives expose them to the
dynamic interaction between and among cultures;
writing by or about refugees in any part of the world or about immigration; testimonies about international activism or international crises; travel writing; writing about negotiating, peacemaking and/or the practice of peace; responses to world literature or to world events; and translations of international writers into English. All submissions should be of interest to the general reader. Please do not submit scholarly articles.
This issue will celebrate a new partnership between Murray State and the Peace Corps that will enable MSU undergraduates to prepare to engage in global service through the Peace Corps Prep Program. Since 1961, more than 220,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in 150 countries, including numerous MSU alumni and current and retired faculty. MSU is the first academic institution in the state of Kentucky to be approved to offer the Peace Corps Prep program. Learn more.
We will consider all literary genres, and submissions should be of interest to the general reader. Please do not submit scholarly articles.
Submissions will be accepted between August 15 and October 15. Please note: we accept online submissions only. See Submissions for details on how to submit to New Madrid.
Dale Ray Phillips
Jacque E. Day
MFA EDITORIAL INTERNS
H. Allen White
ORIGINAL WEBSITE DESIGN
Jacque E. Day