Mission Creek Festival is the salve for the weary AWP attendee. Nestled in the all welcoming, artsy central, and party your ass off Iowa City, Mission Creek, run by Andre Perry and Joseph Tiefenthaler, will put your faith back in the indies–lit and music alike. DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT! Last year’s event showcased music and writers from all over the US including, Beau Sia, Amber Tamblyn, Derrick Brown, Alan Heathcock, Jensen Beach, Rae Bryant, and many more. Eckleburg joined other journals at the book fair including Granta, A Public Space, Write Bloody Publishing, Wag’s Revue, Black Clock, PANK, Hobart, Featherproof and many more. One of the many highlights of the festival was a performance by comedian David Cross, at the Englert Theatre.
FROM THE EDITORS
Addressing our overwhelming maleness.
John Jeremiah Sullivan
An extended interview between Robert Moor and one of our greatest living essayists in which they discuss interviewing, David Foster Wallace, writing for the Times and more.
SNL’s youngest writer discusses God, comedy and coming out as a writer to your writer family.
The comedian on process, collaboration and a bit of beef with Marc Maron.
Sara Deniz Akant
Second Place Winner of 2012 Winter Contest
Pretending to Go and Come from Heaven by Fire
First Place Winner of 2012 Winter Contest
Your Sad Heart Foams at the Stern
We Would Ask
Stephen J. West
The Paint Mob
Third Place Winner of 2012 Winter Contest
Leopard. Lion. She-Wolf.