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Madgalen Powers, the longtime web editor of Subtropics, has handed the reins over to Andrew Donovan. We are very happy to welcome Andrew on board and wish Maggie all success in her teaching and writing career. Due to this change of staff, the Subtropics website has not been updated since April. In particular we wish to call attention to a change in our submissions policy. Starting this year, we will be reading submissions from September 15th through April 15th. We will no longer be offering a two-week fee-free window. The charge for submissions (through remains three dollars. A new Subtropics website will be launched this fall. Please note that we use Submittable both to accept submissions and to accept payments for subscriptions. We cannot consider submissions that are attached to subscription and single-issue purchases. When you purchase a subscription or single issue and are prompted to submit, you are in fact being asked to submit your payment, not a work that you wish us to consider for publication.

We are extremely pleased to announce that Chinelo Okparanta’s “Fairness” (Subtropics 14) has been chosen by Laura Furman to appear in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014.

Congratulations to Peter Cameron, whose story “After the Flood” from Subtropics 15 has been selected by Jennifer Egan for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2014.

Read to Write Stories has published an interview with Alex Perez (Subtropics 10) about his story “Eggs,” as well as a writing exercise about creating the world of the story (Read to Write Stories: Alex Perez).

We are delighted to announce that Edward Gauvin (Subtropics 9, 13, 14, and 16) has received a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for his translation of Jean Ferry’s The Conductor and Other Tales. Ferry’s story “Bourgenew & Co.” appears in Subtropics 16.

Watch a short film of Jean Ferry’s «La Maison Bourgenew», which appears in translation in Subtropics 16.

Olga Slavovnikova (Subtropics 4 and 7) talks with Martin Amis and Leonard Lopate, at The New Yorker.

This page last updated May 7, 2014.


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