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The Walrus Literary Journal

The Walrus Literary Journal is an annual Mills College publication that was started in 1957, which seeks to promote the work of talented writers and artists in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Submissions are closed for the 2k14 ed. of The Walrus
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theparisreview:

Detail of a Harry Mathews notebook page showing a sketch for a sestina with end words that expanded one letter in each stanza.

theparisreview:

Detail of a Harry Mathews notebook page showing a sketch for a sestina with end words that expanded one letter in each stanza.

I decided false illusion would be the truth: two negatives make an affirmative.

Robert Frost (via theparisreview)

A heads up to a fantastic event that is going on at Mills, Artifactual Modulations. It is an interdisciplinary collaborative project, with an emphasis on installation and interactive work! While we continue the editing process, I hope that you all will go out and find someone to collaborate with!

Welcome Back!

"Spring" Semester has started again, and it came to welcome us with lots of spilled coffee, the perpetual feeling of running late, and the coldest weather I’ve ever experienced in Oakland. Everyone at the Walrus is really excited to be back up and running, as we go through the submissions process! In the meantime look forward to some new updates to the site, and possibly something about an archive…!  

While all of this is underway expect updates from both us, and other Literary Journals, just to keep you all on your toes (that hopefully haven’t frozen off yet). 

Submissions Closed

Happy New Year, everyone! While you all were toasting at 12:59, we at The Walrus got a huge amount of submissions!Thank you all for this—everyone who’s submitted is what’s going to make this year’s issue great. In the meantime we’ll be shifting through all your fabulous submissions, so expect to hear back in the coming year!

theparisreview:

INTERVIEWER
You’ve said you can’t bear to have a bad sentence in front of you.
HEMPEL
Yes. I still can’t. Makes me ill.
—Amy Hempel, the Art of Fiction No. 176

A small amount of inspiration for editors of The Walrus, for the coming season that is sure to include hot-chocolate, a possible hangover, and lots of editing. And a reminder to all poets, prose writers, non-fiction writers, photographers, and any artists of all mediums that we are looking for your submissions!

theparisreview:

INTERVIEWER

You’ve said you can’t bear to have a bad sentence in front of you.

HEMPEL

Yes. I still can’t. Makes me ill.

Amy Hempel, the Art of Fiction No. 176

A small amount of inspiration for editors of The Walrus, for the coming season that is sure to include hot-chocolate, a possible hangover, and lots of editing. And a reminder to all poets, prose writers, non-fiction writers, photographers, and any artists of all mediums that we are looking for your submissions!

It’s practically here! Tomorrow. 7PM. Faculty Lounge. Read poetry. Drink hot apple cider. Wear black. See you all there! 

It’s practically here! Tomorrow. 7PM. Faculty Lounge. Read poetry. Drink hot apple cider. Wear black. See you all there! 

An adapted version the flyer of last year’s ever popular The Walrus Tea Party, this image dates back from the archive of issues of The Walrus Literary Journal. It’s back, and serving it’s purpose (quite well—might I add!) to remind you, not that you need reminding, that Wednesday at 7PM Readings from Beyond will take place. Come early to grab a drink, some light refreshments, and to browse through the books of your favorite departed literary souls. 

An adapted version the flyer of last year’s ever popular The Walrus Tea Party, this image dates back from the archive of issues of The Walrus Literary Journal. It’s back, and serving it’s purpose (quite well—might I add!) to remind you, not that you need reminding, that Wednesday at 7PM Readings from Beyond will take place. Come early to grab a drink, some light refreshments, and to browse through the books of your favorite departed literary souls. 

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