So It Goes is a unique literary journal — designed to bring together work from veterans and civilians, established authors and virtual unknowns, high school students and nonagenarians. It’s a journal that has been, in a way, unstuck in time.

True to Vonnegut’s ethos of kindness, common decency, and free-expression, as well as his passion for social justice, environmentalism, and peace, So It Goes is a literary journal with a conscience. Over twenty-five percent of each issue’s contents come from veteran artists and authors. And each issue revolves around a theme, such as War and Peace (I), Humor (II), Creativity (III), Social Justice (IV), Indiana (V), A Little More Common Decency (VI), Lonesome No More (VII), and Slaughterhouse-Five (VIII).

“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”

– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. in a letter to Ms. Lockwood’s class at Xavier High School

So It Goes is a labor of love from KVML staff and volunteers and a space for veterans, students, and the greats to practice their art, to make their souls grow.

NOTABLE CONTRIBUTORS:

  • Lewis Black
  • Nancy Boutilier
  • Billy Collins
  • Chris Crowe
  • Dave Eggers
  • JL Kato
  • Deborah Keenan
  • Galway Kinnell
  • Etheridge Knight
  • Norbert Krapf
  • Jim Lehrer
  • Lance Miccio
  • Tim O’Brien
  • Marge Piercy
  • Peter Sagal
  • Vijay Seshadri
  • James Alexander Thom
  • Brian Turner
  • Mark Vonnegut
  • Nanette Vonnegut
  • Shari Wagner
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • Kao Kalia Yang

The submission period for our ninth annual edition will open January 1, 2020.
The theme is “Civics.”
Deadline to submit is March 1, 2020.

For more information on how to submit, CLICK HERE.