This literary magazine was conceived as a successor to its
wartime namesake, formerly published by Albert Camus, the
existentialist philosopher and resistance fighter. This
little magazine is in the tradition of the
"National Tribune" and "The Land We
Love", the "Century" and "The
Southern Magazine"; but authors should aspire to the
intellectual rigor of the "New Individualist
Review", and to emulate the verbal breadth in
"Antaeus". This periodical is not a celebration
of war; but is an acknowledgement of what war has begotten.
Although war stories per se are not excluded, this
publication is focused on interpreting the
meaning of such encounters. Compositions should be both
transparently evocative and poignantly authentic; but valid
speculations and legitimate retrospectives are not precluded, as
long as they somehow refer to one of the
touchstones common to veterans and
survivors. Cognizance of contextual elements integral to human
conflict constitutes an essential criterion for publication.
Relevant submissions for this publication that reveal and explore
the ramifications of war upon combatants, noncombatants, and
their families will be welcomed.
"Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes
filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and
doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks,
unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing
songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of
civilization is the story of what happened on the banks.
Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the
by Will Durant [Life (18 Oct 1963)]