Saturday, March 03, 2012

Asian American Literary Collective at AWP

If you're at AWP this week, be sure to stop by the Kartika Review and Lantern Review table at the table named Asian American Literary Collective! It's great to see both journals represented at the national AWP conference.

 The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) is a national, nonprofit literary organization for teachers and writers. Founded in 1967, AWP is dedicated to serving writers, teachers, and writing programs. Their core services include publication of The Writer's Chronicle, the AWP Job List, and the AWP Official Guide to Creative Writing Programs. Their Career Services are available for members only. AWP also sponsors an annual conference & a number of annual writing competitions.

The mission of the Kartika Review is to serve the Asian American community and "those involved with Diasporic Asian-inspired literature. We scout for compelling Asian American creative writing and artwork to present to the public at large. Our editors actively solicit contributions from established virtuosos in our community in hopes their works here will inspire the next generation of virtuosos. We also want to promote emerging writers and artists we foresee to be the future powerhouses of their craft. Ultimately, Kartika strives to create a literary forum that caters to and celebrates the wordsmiths of the Asian Diaspora."

The aim of the Lantern Review is to seek to publish expertly crafted work in a variety of forms and aesthetics. They "welcome pieces from anglophone writers of all ethnic backgrounds whose work has a vested interest in issues relevant to the Asian diaspora in North America, as well as work created collaboratively in a community context."

Be sure to check both of them out if you get a chance!

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