06 February 2013

The New York Times Seeks 'Warrior Voices'

In recent print and online coverage, The New York Times called for military service members and veterans to share their experiences in prose, poetry, and essay. There was also a special solicitation to student-veterans.

Authors and editors such as Travis Martin and Ron Capps were interviewed as part of the inaugural feature, which appeared in the Fri., Feb. 1 edition.

Martin, the managing editor of The Journal of Military Experience at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kent., has previously offered advice regarding military writing to Red Bull Rising blog readers here. He was also mentioned in a blog-post earlier this week, regarding his participation in the blog "PTSD: A Soldier's Perspective."

Two of Martin's poems, "A Little Boy with Bananas" and "The Writing on the Wall," now appear under the New York Times' "In Their Own Voices" header.

Veterans Writing Project founder Ron Capps has also previously offered his military-writing insights to Red Bull Rising readers here. The New York Times has reprinted an essay regarding his experiences in 1998 Kosovo.

Mil-blogger Alex Horton started writing "Army of Dude" in 2006 and continues the mission as a staff writer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' VAntage Point" blog. The New York Times has republished "Metal Memorials," his remembrance of a fallen buddy.

Journal of Military Experience alumnus Micah Owen is also featured under "In Their Own Voices," in which he relates a combat narrative from 2003 Iraq.

To submit your words to The New York Times, click here.

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