Monday, May 18, 2009

Normals at Bread Loaf

Dear Normals,

Two of our own will be attending the prestigious Bread Loaf Writing Conference in Middlebury, Vermont (or nearby) in August, 2009, a conference with which The Normal School has a long and happy history of connections. Several of our editors and contributors have attended. Now our fiction editor, Alex Espinoza, will be attending as a Fellow in Fiction; and one of our best interns, Rachel Jackson, has been invited as a participant in the Nonfiction workshops.

Congratulations, Alex and Rachel!

If you're a writer, editor, or agent and you'll be there too, please introduce yourself to our Normal friends.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Loss of Words

The editors of The Normal School extend their condolences to the family and friends of poet Craig Arnold.

Follow that Contributor!

TNS #1 contributor Aimee Nezhukumatathil ("The Sick Diet," p.31) has work in the Spring 2009 print edition of Narrative.

You may be one of the lucky ones who received a copy of "The Sick Diet" from the Vend-O-Prose machine at AWP in Chicago earlier this year. If you are, then go out and pick up the Spring 2009 issue of Narrative and support our Normal writers and fellow liteary magazines.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Normal Cover Artists


I just wanted to take a quick moment to acknowledge the fine work of our cover artists.

TNS#1 featured the work of Matthew McFarren . . . unfortunately I've had trouble finding a good link to show you his work. If anyone can help me with this, please post. But Matthew did an amazing job with our "Something's Wrong Down on Pa's Farm" theme . . . I mean, there's a pig wearing a fez and evil corn!!

TNS#2, due any day now, features the work of San Francisco based artist, Chris Shaw. Check out some other examples of his work here, and please subscribe now and get your copy of TNS#2.

TNS#3, due this Fall, will feature the work of Darkhorse comic artist and Portland resident, Jason Graham. Check out some of his work here or on the front page of our blog. Yes, he's the one responsible for that bird-like creature . . .

We here at The Normal School are proud to feature the work of these artists and we hope you'll support them in any way possible.

-- Editors

TNS#3 Contributor Essays on Writing

Hey Normal Friends,

Check out this essay from TNS#3 Contributor, Patricia Henley, on the Glimmer Train site.

Also be sure to subscribe so you can read Patricia's story in our Fall issue!!

Subscribe now, you'll also get our fantastic soon-to-be-released TNS#2, chock full of amazing work from writers like David Shields, Ander Monson, Beth Ann Fennelly, Lia Purpura, Adam Braver, Margot Livesey, Phillip Lopate, and others.

Stay Normal.