The series welcomes projects with any balance of text and visual narrative, from larger graphic narratives to collections of vignettes or serial comics, in color or black and white, fiction or nonfiction.
Projects in the series take up themes of all kinds, exploring topics from immigration to family, education to identity.
21st Century Essays is a major addition to the possibilities of contemporary literary nonfiction, focusing on that central, frequently chimerical, and invariably supple form: The Essay.
Submissions to the series are accepted annually March 15 - April 15.
Mad Creek Books is the literary trade imprint of The Ohio State University Press.
With a mission to foster creativity, innovate, and illuminate, Mad Creek Books champions diverse and creative literary nonfiction, fiction, and poetry writing.The machete enables path-clearing; it hacks new trails and carves out new directions.The Machete series celebrates and shepherds unique new voices into publication, providing a platform for writers whose work intervenes in dangerous ways.This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with medical school applicants and students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top medical schools and the med school application process. One of the schools waitlisted me for a while, and the other school (OSU) referred me to their postbac program. The last time we spoke, you were in the process of applying to medical schools. At the end of the cycle, I had received only two interviews.Third, if your cycle isn’t going as well as you hoped, BREATHE, it’s not the end of the world.You can send letter of intents to medical schools, reach out to someone in admissions and see if they would be willing to talk to you about your application (the weak areas), look into programs that offer a conditional acceptance into the med school upon completing their requirements, or apply a second time around.The series is edited by Joy Castro, Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and author and editor of several books of nonfiction including Her books have won the Nebraska Book Award and an International Latino Book Award and she has been a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award.This series showcases graphic novels, memoir, nonfiction, comic books, and more by Latinx writers and artists.You can read a summary of my med school application cycle at my blog: ! I use daily to-do lists, my calendar app on my phone, as well as a physical planner to stay on top of things. I was assigned to a family medicine practice where I go every two weeks and practice the skills we’re learning: taking a good history of present illness, giving a good physical exam, etc.How do you manage all the aspects of life and school? I recently also got engaged over the Christmas break, so with wedding planning and all the other things going on, time management and organization is key! I look forward to those days because it reminds me of why I chose medicine in the first place.