The Art of Border Crossing

Since our first issue in 2011, we’ve had the privilege of featuring some stunning visual art. Both the state of Michigan and our neighboring province of Ontario, Canada boast a wild variety of talented visual artists. It has been a pleasure to share some of their most surreal and evocative creations with our readers. In 2012, we began a series of four issues with visual themes exploring the … Continue reading The Art of Border Crossing

Introducing Our 2016 Interns!

Each year, the Border Crossing editorial board consists not only of faculty editors, but also of student interns who work hard to read submissions and deliberate with faculty over which pieces to accept for publication. As a “teaching journal,” one of our main goals is to create editing and publishing opportunities for our English and creative writing students prior to graduation. This academic year, we received more submissions … Continue reading Introducing Our 2016 Interns!

Interview with Ken Liu, Award-Winning Alt-History Author

We recently added an amazing story to our list of recommended reading for this year’s LSSU High School Short Story Prize, the theme of which is alternate history short stories. “The Long Haul: From the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009” speculates what would’ve happened if the Hindenburg disaster didn’t occur and the airship era had continued for decades. The story follows a magazine writer who … Continue reading Interview with Ken Liu, Award-Winning Alt-History Author

Interview with Matthew Buchholz, Alt-History Artist

We recently had the pleasure of talking with Matthew Buchholz about his alt-history-inspired art and his book, Alternate Histories of the World (Penguin, 2013). Matthew Buchholz lives in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. We are sharing our interview here in the hopes that students interested in our short story contest — the theme for which this year is alternate history — … Continue reading Interview with Matthew Buchholz, Alt-History Artist

2nd Annual LSSU High School Short Story Prize Now Accepting Entries!

The second annual LSSU High School Short Story Prize is now open! We’ll be accepting entries this year through April 30, 2016. The 2016 contest theme, chosen by subscribers to our contest newsletter, is alternate history short stories.  For the purposes of this contest, this will mean fiction that explores how the world would be different if the historical timeline were altered. Students can enter stories that fall into the category … Continue reading 2nd Annual LSSU High School Short Story Prize Now Accepting Entries!