The 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature, given to the French novelist Annie Ernaux, celebrates autobiography, writing that does not transport the reader away from the author and from reality but rather opens a personal world — of memory, people seen, emotion felt — which is perhaps as foreign and unreachable as any fiction.
On December 1, 2020, the Paper Crane Journal. Since then, we've gotten hundreds of amazing submissions, released three issues (with a fourth in a few weeks!), and been able to interact with some of the most talented, wonderful young writers and artists. As we come up on our one year anniversary, we've decided to make several changes that we hope will improve our journal to the best it can be.
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The Paper Crane’s fourth issue is all about Memory. We want to see what you have buried deep in your mind, as well as the things you think about every single day. Our memories reveal what is most important to us, what we most fear, and what we most desire. This reading period, we want you to show us your best encapsulation of Memory in the polaroid medium.
Polaroid submissions receive significant consideration for the next issue. To submit a polaroid, please write “Polaroid Challenge” somewhere in the subject line of your email. Please view general submission guidelines here.
“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini—a celebrated Afghan-American novelist—is an absolutely winsome yet devastating historical fiction novel, and it is certain to claim its place in your hearts. With probing words, Hosseini plucks every string in our hearts and makes us sing and cry a beautiful, yet heartbreaking song about betrayal, love and redemption.
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