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Subnivean never flees from chilling poems, penetrating stories, words that whip our perspectives around. Housed at the State University of New York at Oswego, where 4x more snow falls on our city than Manhattan, we’ve learned to persist. When winter comes, we reject migration. We use the cold itself as insulation.

SUBNIVEAN
AWARDS
2021-2022

FICTION

FINAL JUDGE
DANIEL HANDLER

The weird, wild, wonderful writer also known as Lemony Snicket has three finalist stories in his hands now: stories that throw caution to the howling wind and mess with our minds. Stories that dropped our jaws to the floor. Stories by this year's Subnivean Awards finalists

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POETRY

FINAL JUDGE
JUAN FELIPE HERRERA

U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera knows a thing or two about words growing wings to singe themselves on the sun. This year's Subnivean Awards drew in poems from around the globe. Poems that are madly ablaze, and have found a first home on our hearth. Poems by this year's Subnivean Awards finalists

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LISTEN

SUBNIVEAN
EPISODE 1: INDICTMENT

Get ready to be read to like a baby at bedtime. Episode 1, hosted by Troy Stevens and Jarett "J." Rodriguez, features the work of Alia Salim, Andres Cordoba and Paul Hostovsky.

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NEWS & EVENTS

GET READ TO LIKE A
BABY AT BEDTIME 

— An evening with Juan Felipe Herrera, Daniel Handler and the Subnivean Awards finalists

WEDNESDAY
April 13, 2022

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Daniel "Lemony Snicket" Handler have never met, despite their shared heavyweight writer status.

 

Want to be there when they do? 

 

Subnivean invites you to join these legendary writers at a virtual event this spring. Their public conversation will be followed by a literary reading featuring the 2022 Subnivean Awards finalists: Avtar Singh, Alicia Rebecca Myers, Zach Swiss, Artemisio Romero Y Carver, Melissa Brown, Moni Brar and Lauren Holguin. Join us, and prepare to get read to like a baby at bedtime! 

 

WHEN? 
7pm ET / 4pm PT, April 13

HOW DO I GET IN ON THIS?                   

Stay tuned: link forthcoming...

 
COST OF ADMISSION? 
Whaaat? We wouldn't do you like that. $0.

SUBNIVEAN @ AWP
— Join us at the 2022 AWP Conference

Friday
March 25, 2022

With so many students eager to build thriving literary communities, and so many voices around the world clamoring to be heard, it is inevitable that undergraduate-staffed publications will be increasingly globalized. Subnivean is structured to function 100% remotely: for the majority of its existence, the publication was staffed by an online, asynchronous class of total strangers who would not have recognized one another in person, thriving and growing through a global pandemic that decimated many literary entities. How?

This publishing, editing and tech panel—comprised of intergenerational "lit' nerds" building global dialogue and community via a digital venue recently recognized as an extraordinary debut magazine by the CLMP— seeks to answer questions of reach, resources and representation.

WHEN?

12:10pm ET, Friday, March 25

WHERE?

120C, Pennsylvania Convention 

Center, 100 Level
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

THANKS TO OUR READERS FOR PUTTING US ON THE MAP
 
— News feature shines a bright spotlight

MONDAY
February 1, 2021

Thanks to all y'all, we've grown even since providing the numbers for this SUNY Oswego news feature

Beyond reaching thousands of readers around the globe in our first 4.5 months (on every continent but Antarctica: get with the program, penguins) we've received submissions from writers working in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Zimbabwe, Canada, India, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Australia, Palestine, Japan, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Austria, Portugal, Paraguay, Morocco, Norway, Germany, Nigeria, Ireland, Poland, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, India, Ireland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Paraguay, Palestine, Philippines, Kenya, Netherlands, Finland, Belarus, South Korea, Mongolia, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Israel and 46 U.S. states as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

UPDATE, 03/15/22: Thanks for joining the party, Ukraine, China, Brazil, Myanmar, Belgium, Russia, Tanzania and Turkey. You too, West Virginia, Alaska and Wyoming! We're up to 52 countries and 49 U.S. states now. So, writers from North Dakota, let's do this: our Issue 6 reading period is now open. You too, Antarctica (penguins, get with the program).

2021 FIRECRACKER AWARDS 
— Subnivean announced as a finalist 

MONDAY
May 10, 2021

If you feel the ground shaking beneath you today, that's the result of much barefoot jumping up and down by Subnivean's international community.

 

Why barefoot? Because this nod from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) rocks our socks off!

Regardless of which deserving publication earns the top

Magazine: Best Debut prize at the June 23, 7pm EST awards ceremonySubnivean is honored to be among the Firecracker Awards finalists. We urge you to join us at this free, virtual event and check out the other finalist publications, as well: more good reading for your commute, lunch break or bedtime...

SNICKET, WHITE & SINCLAIR: 
Literary Legends in Conversation

"I would recommend, like, a bottle of Jim Beam ... before Googling yourself."    — Daniel Handler

What do Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler), April Sinclair (whose book, Coffee Will Make You Black, will soon be a major motion picture) and luminary poet Arisa White have in common?

Subnivean. Catch these heavyweight authors in conversation, and then prepare to get read to like a baby at bedtime by the Subnivean Awards finalists: poets Chaun Ballard, Joan Kwon Glass, Canaan Morse and Emma Wynn; fiction writers Nicole Lynn Cohen, Jared Green, Angie Kang and Kyle Rea. 

Moni Brar. Zach Swiss. Avtar Singh. Alicia Rebecca Myers. Artemisio Romero y Carver. Lauren Holguin. Jarett Rodriguez. Melissa Brown. Paul Hostovsky. Alia Salim. Andres Cordoba. Troy Stevens.

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