The International David Foster Wallace Society invites submissions to our new blog! The blog is a space where people can publish shorter/lighter/more unconventional pieces that may not be journal-ready, are ideas you are developing, or are not as academically-minded as the journal requires. We are starting a few series, but we welcome submissions on any topic you would like to discuss. These can be as long or as short as you like. The three series starting are:
Wallace and…: This series, with one entry so far on “Wallace and Genre,” seeks to read Wallace’s work alongside hitherto-unconsidered theories, writers, ideas, and contexts. The more unconventional, the better!
Notes and Errata: This series will include entries that focus on overlooked parts of Wallace’s texts or which bring new information to the fore that illuminates those texts in new and surprising ways. For example, our first entry in this series compares early drafts of Infinite Jest with the published edition to discuss the ways Wallace developed James and Hal’s relationship.
Great New Fiction: We are sure that you are the kind of person who gets in a taxi and says, “the library, and step on it.” If you think there is an under-appreciated novel or short story collection that others in the Wallace community would enjoy, please do email/tweet/yell books that we can read and review, or suggest books you would like to review yourselves. We also welcome reviews of nonfiction collections, graphic novels, poetry, drama, or films—anything you can think of, so long as they align with the interests of the IDFWS.
The Diversity Blog Series: is still ongoing in addition to our new blog initiative. If you have any responses to previous Diversity Blog posts, a way to add to the conversation, or just something related to Wallace and issues of diversity, please feel free to continue to send those emails and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, suggestions, want to pitch something before writing it, or want to submit a post, please email email@example.com with your ideas, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!