Issue #10, 1998

Style and Substance

The essays in this issue are strong examples of how writers can blend style and substance, while using a personal voice. In "Memoir? Fiction? Where's the Line?" Mimi Schwartz confronts challenges and conflicts in writing memoir in an intelligent and analytic way. Through use of dialogue in "Snakebite," Connie Wieneke addresses the writer's difficult and frustrating search for accuracy and truth. "Love, War and Deer Hunting," by John Hales provides a compendium of fascinating information about a variety of subjects with spiritual and intellectual insight--weaved in a story with dramatic intensity. "The Five Glorious Mysteries" by Genevieve Cotter is exhilarating, eerie, personal--and true. The essays in this issue demonstrate the true potential of creative nonfiction.

This issue is out of print.

Table of Contents

FROM THE EDITOR: Style and Substance Lee Gutkind ... read more
The Five Glorious Mysteries Genevieve Cotter ... read more
Round Trip John D'Agata
Margot's Diary S.L. Wisenberg
The Better Porch Becky Bradway
Memoir? Fiction? Where's the Line? Mimi Schwartz
Action de Grace Madison Smartt Bell
Learning From Goats Lucy Wilson Sherman ... read more
Love, War and Deer Hunting John Hales
Snakebit Connie Wieneke
History of My Hair Christopher Buckley
Memories Like Splintered Glass Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
COVER TO COVER: Reviews of New Books


Madison Smartt Bell

Madison Smartt Bell is director of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College. Master of the Crossroads, the second novel in... read more

Becky Bradway

Becky Bradway has published stories and essays in many journals and anthologies, among them American Fiction, Cream City Review, Green... read more

Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley is the author of fourteen books of poetry and editor of several anthologies. He has published two books of creative... read more

Genevieve Cotter

Genevieve Cotter grew up in Montana during the '40s and '50s. She graduated from University of North Carolina in 1991 and attended Duke... read more

John D'Agata

John D'Agata graduated this year from the Iowa Writers' Workshop with MFAs in poetry and nonfiction. His work has appeared recently in The... read more

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer is the author of 10 novels, the most recent of which is "The Golden Rope", a New York Times Notable Book of the... read more

John Hales

John Hales was raised in Utah and earned a Ph.D. at SUNY-Binghamton. He currently teaches American literature and writing at California... read more

Mimi Schwartz

Mimi Schwartz’s books include Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed and Good Neighbors, Bad Times: Echoes of My Father’s German... read more

Connie Wieneke

Connie Wieneke has lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, since 1983. An MFA graduate in creative writing from the University of Montana, her... read more

Lucy Wilson Sherman

Lucy Wilson Sherman received her MFA in creative nonfiction from Goddard College. She completed a full-length memoir called "Laying... read more

S.L. Wisenberg

S. L. Wisenberg is creative nonfiction editor of Another Chicago Magazine. She has published fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker,... read more