Eric Borsuk is the author of American Animals (Turner, 2020), the memoir that inspired the acclaimed major motion picture of the same name, currently streaming on multiple platforms, and hailed by Booklist as “a raucous and outrageous coming-of-age tale.” The Chicago Tribune describes the film as “an epic, operatic modern tragedy, examining the murky depths of a uniquely American modern existential crisis.” Since its premiere at Sundance Film Festival, this multi-award winning, true story has been praised around the world, from NBC’s The Today Show, to the British Independent Film Awards, and earning a Critics’ Choice Seal of Distinction. Borsuk has written for such award-winning publications as The Marshall Project, VICE, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He works with organizations across the country to spotlight stories of the criminal justice system and incarceration. His essay, “Bidders of the Din,” about the U.S. federal prison system, received the 2022 Sidney Award from David Brooks of The New York Times, and is featured in Longreads’ Best of 2022, and The Best American Essays 2023 (Mariner, 2023), edited by Vivian Gornick. Borsuk lives in Brooklyn where he serves on the board of directors of Die Jim Crow Records, the nation’s first nonprofit record label for prison-impacted musicians.
Gina ChungGina Chung is a Korean American writer from New Jersey currently living in New York City. She is the author of the novel Sea Change, which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a 2023 B&N Discover Pick, and a New York Times Most Anticipated Book, and the short story collection Green Frog (out March 12, 2024 from Vintage in the U.S. and June 6, 2024 from Picador in the U.K.). A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, she is a 2021-2022 Center for Fiction/Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellow and holds an MFA in fiction from The New School. Her work appears or is forthcoming in One Story, BOMB, The Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, Catapult, Electric Literature, and Gulf Coast, among others.
Kim Coleman Foote
Kim Coleman Foote was born and raised in New Jersey, where she started writing fiction at the age of seven(ish). A recent fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she has received additional fellowships from the NEA, NYFA, Bread Loaf, Phillips Exeter Academy, Center for Fiction, and Fulbright, and residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, and Hedgebrook, among others. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2022, The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, the Missouri Review, The Literary Review, Kweli, and Obsidian. Coleman Hill is her first book.
Jimin Han is the author of The Apology, which was a 2023 Barnes and Noble Discover Pick; named a best book of the summer by the LA Times, Vanity Fair, Shondaland, Apple Books and more; and a Most Anticipated book by Literary Hub, The Millions, and San Francisco Chronicle. She is also the author of A Small Revolution. Additional writing of hers can be found at American Public Media’s Weekend America, Poets & Writers, Catapult, and other places. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she grew up in Providence, Rhode Island; Dayton, Ohio; and Jamestown, New York. Her work has been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Call for SalonZine Submissions
Tell your friends, your muses and your rivals that SalonZine is returning for an annual issue in 2024 and the theme is secrets and lies.
We all have something we keep hidden from others. Whether it’s a strange fetish or past employment we’re embarrassed by, there are certain things in our lives we don’t want others to know or see. The secrets and lies we keep tucked away can be big or small, but their impact cannot be denied. You may be lying about an illicit affair or nursing a hidden addiction or even telling half-truths to hide yourself from consequences. For whatever reason, these secrets and lies, no matter how big or small, inspire a certain fear of being exposed, especially to those closest to us. We invite you to share your narratives about these secrets and lies in a story, essay, or poem. Let’s unveil how they impact your character—or you or someone you know—and everyone around them.
Genres accepted: Prose (under 7000 words) or poetry (up to 3 poems) We are accepting submissions for the 2024 annual issue of SalonZine from October 15th to December 15, 2023. Please send your submission with the genre in the subject line of your email to email@example.com.
To feature emerging and established writers and poets at monthly readings. To share marvelous stories, essays, and poetry. To entertain. To inspire.