Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review is currently poetry, short stories, and visual art to be reproduced in black and white in our thirteenth volume. Steam Ticket is a literary journal that is published annually by the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
v Submissions may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to:
1725 State Street
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601
v Poems and stories should be attached as .docs, .rtfs, or .pdfs
v Poems should be sent in groups of four or five / short stories should be limited to 3,500 words.
v All visual artwork will be reproduced in black and white and resized to fit the journal (approx 5” width x 7” height printing space – please consider this sizing carefully)
v There is no theme – entrants are free to express themselves in any fashion
v DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2010
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Diné (Navajo) storyteller Sunny Dooley is a UW-L Visiting Artist of Color brought to campus through a program funded by the Office of the Provost. Events with Ms. Dooley, February 11 – 13, 2010, are organized through the ESL Institute and the TESOL program (Modern Languages).
UW-L students, faculty and staff are welcome to join ESL and TESOL students on Friday, February 12, 2010, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., in Graff Auditorium to view the 2007 PBS documentary “Miss Navajo,” which features Sunny Dooley’s poetry and reflections on the contest. Ms. Dooley, who holds the 1982-83 Miss Navajo title and judges Miss Navajo contests, will answer questions after the film. For more information, see
The events listed below are advertised in the campus calendar.
Ms. Dooley will entertain, inspire and educate the public with her storytelling on Thursday, February 11, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m., in Valhalla, Cartwright Center.
International students and Ms. Dooley will share stories from their lives on Friday, February 12, 4:00 – 5:15p.m., in 332 Cartwright Center; and on Saturday, February 13, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., in 151 Cowley Hall. Join us for hot chocolate and rice crispy treats.
John McNally is the author of three novels (The Book of Ralph, America’s Report Card, and After the Workshop) and two story collections: Troublemakers (winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award and the Nebraska Book Award) and Ghosts of Chicago (a Chicagoland Indie Bestseller and voted one of the top twenty fiction books of 2008 by The Believer’s readers). He has also edited six fiction and creative nonfiction anthologies, on subjects as diverse as superheroes and adultery. His fiction and essays have also appeared in numerous anthologies and textbooks, including Winding Roads (Pearson/Longman), Behind the Short Story (Pearson/Longman).
His screenplay Big Man, which he co-wrote with Owen King, is in development with the producers of Milk and Sideways. A native of Chicago’s southwest side, he is presently an associate professor of English at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Praise for McNally's new novel, After the Workshop (Counterpoint Press):
Twelve years after graduating from the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Jack Sheahan, the protagonist of McNally’s witty third novel, suffers from chronic self-doubt and a decade-long case of writer’s block. He keeps an unfinished novel in a box under his telephone books and earns his living as a media escort for literati invited to read in Iowa City, greeting authors at the airport, chauffeuring them around town, and occasionally running their errands—all the while seething with envy... McNally, an Iowa graduate and former media escort, clearly knows the world he admires yet takes down. His wacky literary archetypes, naked humor and sharp observations offer up an entertaining look at the writing life and the people who prop it up."--Publishers Weekly
“A swift, wicked, and very funny book about what writers do when they’re not writing. They’re gossiping, scheming, pining, teaching, going on book tours, and—in the case of McNally’s blocked and shopworn hero, Jack—babysitting more famous writers on tour and trying to think of a reason to live. The pace is brisk, the prose is buoyant, the vision clear and sharp, and the outcome unexpectedly moving. A fine novel.” —Kevin Canty, author of Where the Money Went