Like books, blog posts plunge me into a perspective different than my own, but in a way that is immediate, a compact chunk of text to absorb while taking the bus to work, multitasking during a Netflix binge, or sitting on a park bench during my lunch break. The great posts divert me from my comfort zone, helping me see myself, my community, my life, in new ways, sending me back into my day with a subtle shift in perspective, a gentle (or not so gentle) nudge to keep chewing on this new idea.
What can I offer them? What can I write to them when their fears and questions—along with mine—are so loud in our ears?
We are not interested in who is right or wrong, politically, but in capturing the voices in the discussion. We attempted to present as wide an array of voices as we could.
As we move toward the reality of Donald Trump’s pending presidency, artists are responding. Rock & Sling wants to produce a cross-section of that work, to be released at AWP in DC, two weeks after the Inauguration. We are looking for any kind of artistic reaction to the election and the weeks that have followed. … Continue reading Special issue: Call for Submissions
Summer's in full swing. Here at R&S headquarters, we're seeking out the shade and waiting for tomatoes. Summer's also prime time for camp. How To Pack for Church Camp, an online anthology of creative nonfiction about summer camp, is edited by R&S web editor Nicole Sheets and features work from several R&S folks. Check out: … Continue reading R&S Editors and Contributors Share Summer Camp Stories
Huge congratulations are in order for Julie Riddle, nonfiction editor for Rock & Sling. Riddle's memoir was chosen for the American Lives Series from the University of Nebraska Press. The series is edited by Tobias Wolff, and the book is slated for publication in 2016. Read more about the book here. Julie is the craft-essay editor for Brevity. She works as senior writer … Continue reading Congratulations To Rock & Sling Nonfiction Editor Julie Riddle