April 7, 2017

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying, “Jeremy, why is Sonder, a magazine of fiction and nonfiction, posting about a chapbook of poetry?” Well, I counter with this: Heart Float is impossible not to post about. Chrissy Montelli hails from the same Creative Writing program that produced Elena and me. I have been reading her poetry for sever...

April 1, 2017

Anne Valente’s debut collection of short fiction, By Light We Knew Our Names, is a true triumph.  This astonishing, freshly voiced collection, formed of thirteen delicately conceived and devastatingly well-crafted stories, clings to the skin, takes up residence in the hollow of your bones.  Valente’s stories rip your heart out before handing it gen...

March 17, 2017

While it was, thankfully, not a destructive storm for me, the snowstorm that swept the northeast corner of the country was enough to keep me inside for two straight days – work was closed, my car was buried, and I had enough food (and whiskey and ginger ale) to last me for at least a week if need be. My partner and my roommate were both home for th...

March 11, 2017

Like many well-meaning, millennial hipsters, I struggle to find authenticity—particularly in regards to my identity. I question my motivations, preferences, and fears as if self-actualization were a matter of hours logged (in some sense it is a community service after all). Inevitably though, I come to the same conclusion: there is no real/right/be...

March 6, 2017

Girlchild is the exuberant, arresting debut of Tupeol Hassman.  It is the story of Rory Dawn Hendrix, ‘feebleminded daughter of a feebleminded daughter, herself the product of feebleminded stock.’ Born to the Calle, a Nevada trailer park as poor and forgotten as the dirt it sits upon, Girlchild sees Rory attempt to navigate her way to adolescence t...

February 27, 2017

Welcome to Sonder Tips! This is the spot where our editors share their best advice and ideas to help you write/edit/design/publish the best version of your work.  This edition, our Founder and Executive Editor brings you her three top thoughts when it comes to putting that final polish on your nearly-there piece.

Whether I’m editing a piece for Sond...

February 17, 2017

At the time of my writing this, it has been over 24 hours since I finished John Darnielle’s Midwestern gothic horror novel, and I can honestly say that I still don’t know what to think about it. I have read a lot of books in my lifetime, and very rare is the book that sits in my soul for quite this long. In fact, off the top of my head I can only t...

February 10, 2017

Hello all!

Welcome to the new face of Sonder.  As you can see – since here you are – we have a completely new and in my opinion, rather snazzy website.  Our logo also got a revamp, courtesy of the brilliant Sasha Pincus, our ingenious Art Director/General Editor (have you met her? No? Go here.) And, with the help of Jeremy A. Jackson, our valia...

February 8, 2017

My name is Sasha and I’ve always found introductions to be immensely stressful. It’s not that I’m secretive, or disinterested in making your acquaintance … it’s just that there’s so much information to choose from. Should I keep it cool and write about my love of metafiction? Or should I get quirky and confess that I’ve always believed aliens are n...

February 2, 2017

Hello, friends and fellow Sonderers! My name’s Jeremy A. Jackson, and I am your new Creative Nonfiction editor, as well as the director of Marketing and Social Media. That all sounds very big and important, but who I really am is a young guy fresh out of college who really, truly loves reading and writing. I found out about Sonder this summer while...

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