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Footnote: A Literary Journal of History #1

FOOTNOTE #1 IS HERE! The inaugural issue of Alternating Current’s annual literary publication dedicated to historical and contemporary views on history is now available for pre-order in either paperback format (so highly recommended!) or as a DRM-free digital package that includes PDF, mobi, and ePUB.

The journal contains poetry, maps and historical photographs, fiction, essays, articles, and non-fiction by various authors, both contemporary and historical, about many topics of history. History is our passion here at Alternating Current, and we are excited by pieces that give an author’s intimate or emotional take on historical places, people, events, or ideas. Within our pages, you will find contemporary outlooks on history right alongside little-known public domain works that feel as fresh and vibrant as if they were written today. Here, the old meets the new in an explosive way that has never before seen the page, and we welcome you to discover fascinating history from a personal, non-scholarly literary approach. From our history, we learn our future, and there are few things more rewarding.

The paperback and DRM-Free Digital Package are available now for pre-order. Paperbacks will ship mid- to late-July 2015. PDFs and eBooks will be available mid-July. Other formats and expanded distribution to third-party carriers will be available by the end of July.

Paperback $10.99

Complete DRM-Free Digital Package $5.99

Foot•note (fŏŏt’nōt') n.1. A note placed at the bottom of a page of a book or manuscript that comments on or cites a reference for a designated part of the text. 2. Something related to but of lesser importance than a larger work or occurrence.* Sounds about like everything important we ever learned in history class, doesn’t it?

Within these covers fantastically drawn by artist Terry Fan, you’ll meet the Romanovs, Serbian poet Vojislav Ilić, Dr. Zhivago, Stephen Crane, Geronimo, Lord Strathcona, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. You’ll learn of the misprint in Herman Melville’s obituary, the constellations in the Southern Planisphere mapped out by Nicolas de La Caille, what might have been exchanged between William Wordsworth and Thomas Carlyle, how Laura Cereta thrived on insomnia, and who’s buried in the cemeteries at Père-Lachaise and Montparnasse. Our first Featured Writer, A. Jay. Adler—an interviewee for a junior fellowship at Harvard Society of Fellows, Vermont Studio Center grant recipient, and Maui Writers Conference Screenwriting Competition prize winner—will take you through Jewish life on the Lower East Side, Van Gogh’s mental asylum, Route 66, and the bordello rooms of Old-West Tombstone. Our second Featured Writer, Jesseca Cornelson—a Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve and a Sundress Academy for the Arts’ Firefly Farms resident writer—will take you through the Tablet of Daughters, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville’s journals of the South, and a history of her home state of Alabama’s unfortunate past with racial lynchings. Their work is showcased next to two of our Pushcart Prize nominees and the first, second, and third places, and nine notable mention finalists, for our 2015 Charter Oak Award for Best Historical. From the Wild West to the Holocaust to Lincoln’s exhumation to the folk music of the sixties to the lost city of Atlantis, you’ll discover entire past worlds between these covers and meet a cast of characters colorful enough to color every page. If you’ve been wanting to give Alternating Current a try but didn’t know where to start, then this is the place.

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photographs
Published by Alternating Current
5½” x 8½”
Perfect-bound Trade Paperback
Cream Paper
222 Pages
PDF, Mobi, ePUB Digital Formats
ISBN-13: 978-0692479223
ISBN-10: 0692479228
First Edition: July 2015
Cover Artwork by Terry Fan

FEATURING: • A. Jay Adler • Phillip Larrea
• Diana Andrasi • Brian Le Lay
• Leah Angstman • Lyn Lifshin
• L. S. Bassen • Vachel Lindsay
• Sean Brendan-Brown • Helen Losse
• R. Joseph Capet • J. H. McKenzie
• Thomas Carlyle • Herman Melville
• Alan Catlin • Heather K. Michon
• Samuel T. Coleridge • Edna St. Vincent Millay
• Christina Elaine Collins • James O’Brien
• Jesseca Cornelson • Robert L. Penick
• Stephen Crane • Pearl Pirie
• Ralph Waldo Emerson • David S. Pointer
• Gary Every • Sappho
• Terry Fan • Claudia Serea
• Robert Frost • William Shakespeare
• Ed Hamilton • Kirby Anne Snell
• Anthony G. Herles • Alex Stolis
• A. E. Housman • Catherine Warfield
• Vojislav Ilić • Donovan White
• Angie Jeffreys Schomp • Laura Elizabeth Woollett
• Luther Jett • William Wordsworth
• Miodrag Kojadinović • Elizabeth Zuckerman
• Nicolas de La Caille

• [*] The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, ©2000 Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. • Permalink • Tag: The Current, Footnote #1

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