Welcome to Under the Sun’s fourth online issue. We’ve had a productive year with many submissions from which our dedicated staff and I culled a wonderful packet of excellent essays. Before you start reading those . . .
Part of our staff with Heidemarie Weidner, Editor, at the NonfictionNOW Conference in Flagstaff, AZ. Many thanks to Martha Highers, Ann Lewald, and those not pictured here–namely Chuck Acheson, Suellen Alfred, Laura Kiesel, Jere Mitchum, and Randal D. Williams–for their untiring work with manuscripts.
Our review section features Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home by Catherine Reid; The Mexican Man in His Backyard: Stories & Essays by Stephen D. Gutierrez; Vanishings by Gary Fincke; 13,760 Feet: My Personal Hole in the Sky by Mark Berry; Finding Livelihood: A Progress of Work and Leisure by Nancy J. Nordenson; and Here and Away: Discovering Home on an Island in
Maine by Deborah Cummins.
What are the authors doing who published their work previously in Under the Sun? Find out about their newest publications, prizes, blogs, and websites.
A few years ago I wrote an essay on hamsters, which I titled “Consider the Hamster” in homage to David Foster Wallace, and which appeared in Under the Sun in 2013. In his classic essay “Consider the Lobster,” Wallace turned an assignment from Gourmet magazine to report on the Maine Lobster Festival into an examination of the very ethics, not to mention . . .
Many heart-felt thanks and a bouquet of roses to our four sponsors without whom Under the Sun would just not exist. Rösle Zoller pays for the monthly fees to keep our website running; she takes care of the call-for-submission ads we run with Poets and Writers, and pays for some of the website design fees. Jere Mitchum, Suellen Alfred, and Martha Highers foot most of the bill for this year’s new website.
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