By Eilis O’Neal
Welcome to the blog of Nimrod International Journal!
In 1956, English graduate students at The University of Tulsa founded a literary journal with a strange name. Called Nimrod after a line by Alexander Pope, the magazine started out as a small one—the first issue is just 48 pages long and mainly features work by TU students. Today we’re celebrating our 61st year as an international journal with a history of publishing diverse writing from around the world, from debut authors to U.S. Poet Laureates.
We’ve never had a blog, though, and so we’re especially excited to announce the beginning of this, an official Nimrod blog.
Starting today, we’ll bring you a new blog post at least once a week, sometimes more often. The blog will be curated and written by members of the Nimrod office staff, Editorial Board, and Advisory Board, and we’ll offer thoughts on a variety of subjects.
What can you look forward to? Interviews with outstanding authors, including Nimrod contributors; thoughts on the craft of writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; publishing advice straight from editors’ mouths; retrospectives on past issues of Nimrod; book reviews; information on upcoming publishing opportunities; and much, much more.
It’s going to be a bit of a grab bag, but with one unifying feature: everything posted will be of interest to writers and readers. We hope that you’ll join us.
Eilis O’Neal is Nimrod‘s Editor-in-Chief. She is also a writer of fantasy and the author of the young adult fantasy novel The False Princess.