AS YOU WERE: THE MILITARY REVIEW, Vol. 13 Released

Military Experience and the Arts is proud to announce the release of As You Were: The Military Review, Vol. 13. This edition contains over thirty works in literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

As You Were, Vol. 13 brings diverse and illuminating perspectives to the canon of military-themed literature. Included in this volume are voices from veterans of the Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and the Marine Corps, ranging from Vietnam to the Global War on Terror. There are also mothers grappling with their children’s decision to join the service, sisters saying goodbye to one another, a Russian linguist in Army intelligence translating chilling recordings, and a VA psychologist bridging the divide in counseling, among many others.

There are some seasoned writers included in this volume, and there are a great many who are publishing for the first time. Several have worked one-on-one with MEA editors to polish, revise, or rewrite their works in a process that builds skills in creative expression and brings readers excellent works. Through these stories and poems, readers can learn, empathize, and perhaps feel more connected with the greater military community.

This Veterans Day, honor veterans and their families and friends by taking a look at As You Were: The Military Review, Vol. 13. Thank you!

Release of AS YOU WERE: THE MILITARY REVIEW, Vol. 11

Military Experience and the Arts is proud to announce the release of As You Were: The Military Review, Vol. 11. This edition contains fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from more than nearly fifty writers, poets, and artists. Quite a few of them are being published for their first time. Several have undergone a revision process with our editorial team aimed at refining their work and learning more about their respective crafts. 

Our audience can learn something from this volume as well. These works delve deeply not only into what military service means for service members and their families, but also into the reverberations of world events and wars that ripple across generations and national borders. Pieces range from the recollections of the daughter of a Holocaust survivor to exploring the experience of Vietnamese refugees, from a soldier’s work details in Iraq to the lasting impact of the Battle of Britain on a Spitfire pilot, encompassing more than a hundred years of military-related experience among individuals of more than a half-dozen nationalities. The common thread running through these selections is that their respective creators have crafted in-depth, intimate portraits of the human condition through which all can learn valuable insights. 

We invite you to read through As You Were: The Military Review, Vol. 11 and share this edition widely. Thank you! 

Release of AS YOU WERE: THE MILITARY REVIEW, Vol. 10

Military Experience and the Arts is proud to announce the release of As You Were: The Military Review, Vol. 10. This edition contains fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork from three dozen writers, poets, and artists. Quite a few of them are being published for their first time. Several have undergone a revision process with our editorial team aimed at refining their work and learning more about their respective crafts.

Our audience can learn something from this edition as well. These works delve deeply into our wars, our service, and our lives at home. They explore the thoughts of Gold Star families, the wives of combat veterans, and the veterans themselves. The range of pieces covers  more than a hundred years of military experience. You will find people with whom you have much in common and others from which you can gain insight into new perspectives.

We invite you to read through Volume 10 and share this edition widely. Thank you!

Link: As You Were: The Military Review, Vol. 10



 

Do you want your work featured in an edition of As You Were? Interested in learning more about the craft? Our submissions for Volume 11 will run from July 1, 2019 to August 1, 2019.  Please see our Submissions page for more information.

Release of BLUE NOSTALGIA, Vol. 4

MEA is proud to present a new edition of Blue Nostalgia: A Journal of Post-Traumatic Growth, our fourth installment of the title. Blue Nostalgia is a unique publication in that it contains stories of veterans’ and family members’ stories of how they face the challenges of post-traumatic stress as well has how they grow in spite it – or even because of it.

Volume 4 contains works from the perspective of family members of WWII veterans as well as from Vietnam and  Cold War veterans. They have in common the bravery to share their deeply personal  stories in order to educate the public and let other veterans and families know that they are not alone.

Read Blue Nostalgia: A Journal of Post-Traumatic Growth, Vol. 4 by clicking on the titles in this post or by navigating drop down menu under “Publications.”

Cover image: “Where to Go From Here,” woodcut print by Brandie Dziegiel