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Welcome to Under the Sun’s fifth online issue. As always, our year was filled with the reading of many exciting submissions. No wonder that making a choice was at times very difficult. To soften a rejection, and to support writers of all abilities, we often accompanied our “I’m sorry, but I have bad news” . . .


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Many Thanks

Many thanks to our dedicated staff, clockwise from top right–Randal Williams, Ann Lewald, Carl Shires, Suellen Alfred, Chuck Acheson, Martha Highers, Jere Mitchum, and Christina Schmidt–surrounding yours truly, Heidemarie Weidner. To learn more about us, check out the link ABOUT US (Top Right).



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Our review section features Flesh and Stones: Field Notes From a Finite World by Jan Shoemaker; Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild by Adrienne Ross Scanlan; and The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes.


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Previous Authors

What are the authors doing who published their work previously in Under the Sun? Find out about their newest publications, prizes, blogs, and websites.



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The kind of writing that Under the Sun publishes has no agreed-upon name. It has been called the literary essay, the lyric . . .



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Many heart-felt thanks and a bouquet of Flowering Quince 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, Ann Lewald foot most of the bill for this year’s new website. We love you all and greet you with many, many thanks! We couldn’t exist without you!