Each year, we gain respect for the responsibility of reading prize entries. We receive creative work in a creative spirit. To all of the writers who submitted, wherever they find themselves on the continuum of skill and confidence, please know that your work was carefully considered, appreciated, and wished well. We’re grateful to Patrick Ryan […]

Dear Readers, we hope you’ll support our mission of “Exporting the South, Importing the World” by investigating our latest offering, Off the Record, from a large group of brave writers. The issue is available for $8 in our TouchNet TCR store. And to all who submitted, thank you – we found an embarrassment of riches, taste […]

And sure to inspire your own musings, your own investigations about records undiscovered or unrecoverable . . . or not yet written, or not yet imagined. We found the gutsiest, most thoughtful, wildest, angriest, silliest, vacantly shocking, so shocking as to imply an almost-imperative at times: not within political issues, where we begin within cozy […]

Name: Naya Clark Age: 20 Major: Journalism Favorite Hooch piece: So far, “The Present Next,” by John Brandon, and “Trip,” by Audrey Spensley. That’s just so far, but they’re all beautiful and compelling reads. Least favorite celebrity: A tie between Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner When not interning at the Hooch: I’m writing, stressing about […]

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation annually awards scholarships to students attending community colleges or two-year institutions in the US and planning to transfer to four-year institutions in the coming fall.  Each scholarship provides up to $40,000 a year for exceptional two-year college students.  A warm congratulations to a very deserving Ann Marie Hormeku, a 2016 […]