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. 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), Slaughterhouse-Five (VIII), and Civic Engagement (IX).
Vonnegut spoke fondly of his education, especially of his time at Shortridge High School, where he developed his love of writing as co-editor of the school newspaper, The Shortridge Echo.
So It Goes: Core of the American Experience recognizes the classroom (institutionally or otherwise) as an activation site for change and the formation of self through the power of curiosity and the freedom of knowledge. Though Vonnegut specifically said “American experience,” we invite work that stretches beyond the borders of the United States and educational experiences outside of high school.
Thank you in advance for your submissions to our twelfth issue of So It Goes. The journal will launch in Fall 2023. Selected contributors will receive one free hard copy. Previous issues of the So It Goes journal are available in the library’s online gift shop through kvmlshop.org.