Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher
launches online CNF journal

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, upstreet’s Creative Nonfiction Editor for the past four years, has launched Shadowbox, “a biannual journal exclusively devoted to creative nonfiction of every shape, style, and incarnation.” Co-edited by John-Michael Rivera, each issue will include new writing, interviews, reviews of published work, interactive links, a gallery of visual/literary collaborations, and an archive of resurrected writings. The inaugural Spring 2010 issue features an interview with Brenda Miller, a word/image collaboration by Margo Klass and Frank Soos, and work by thirteen essayists, including upstreet number three author Karen Michelle Otero, upstreet number four author Daniel Hales, J. Michael Martinez, Kerry Muir, and Robert Vivian, and much more.

Fletcher’s work has appeared in The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, New Letters, Fourth Genre, Water-Stone Review, Puerto del Sol, Palabra, and many other journals. A finalist for the National Magazine Award, PEN Center USA, and Bakeless Literary Prize, his recent honors include a New Letters best essay award and Pushcart Prize special mention. He just completed an essay collection, Man in a Box, and is writing a memoir. He teaches literary nonfiction at Regis University, the University of Denver, and Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop.

Rivera is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he teaches cultural studies and literary nonfiction. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including Palabra, Pilgrimage, sienwerden, Eclectica Magazine, American Literary History and Aztlan. An award-winning writer, he also curates writing exhibits for innovative writers of color in the US and abroad. He is working on a mixed-genre project titled amatl, an encyclopaedia in part(s), and Clock Works, a Diagram of Time.

upstreet sends Shadowbox its very best wishes for success.

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