I am pleased to announce the release of The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought, a journal of new writing, criticism, and art.
The Account originated late one evening in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. We were interested in the conversations that could arise when an account was paired with creative work. We imagined a journal where writers could offer such accounts beside their poems and prose, and where artists could offer the same pairing of work and aesthetic statement. The literary/art market’s tidal wave can tend to engulf the maker’s account of the work. We believe that an account can restore the relationship between artist and aesthetic.
In our debut issue you will find art by Kelda Martensen; poetry by Mary Biddinger, David Kirby, Karen An-hwei Lee, Sandra Lim, Stanley Plumly, Evie Shockley, Jon Tribble, and Valerie Wetlaufer; criticism by Jen Hedler Phillis; fiction by Davis Schneiderman and Jared Yates Sexton; and nonfiction by Nicole Walker.
We publish a great range of aesthetics, and we are excited about the variety of approaches to language, tradition, and texts that these pieces bring to the page.