the sport literature association

19 FEB 19
Online publication Eye to the Telescope is seeking submissions of speculative poetry on the theme of "Sports and Games". Alternate history, futuristic, fantasy, magic, horror—the field is wide open, as long as it's speculative, and as long as it's related to sports and games. Poems that are accepted for publication receive payment, per the guidelines. Deadline is March 15, 2019, and full guidelines can be found at This link also includes more information about what constitutes "Speculative Poetry".

18 FEB 19
Mark Noe continues his tour of Detroit baseball history in 1934-35 with Motor City Champs, by Scott Ferkovich.

17 FEB 19
Dick Crepeau on Colin Kaepernick and the NFL.

14 FEB 19
CALL FOR PAPERS: The 36th Annual Sport Literature Association Conference, 19-22 June 2019, at the University of Limoges (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France). Includes the Lyle Olsen Graduate Essay Prize. Visit the Conference Website.

12 FEB 19
Mark Noe goes back to 1968 and relives Baseball on the Brink, in William Ryczek's account.

11 FEB 19
Leslie Heaphy has our review of Billings & Black, Mascot Nation.

7 FEB 19
Jack Ryan on Chas Smith's discovery of the effects of mixing Cocaine + Surfing.

6 FEB 19
Jack Ryan praises James Johnson's work in evoking the achievements of The Black Bruins.

2 FEB 19
The Super Bowl leaves America dizzy with excess: Dick Crepeau.

30 JAN 19
The really Super things about Super Bowl Week may have nothing to do with the NFL, notes Dick Crepeau.

30 JAN 19
Mark Noe follows Brian Martin all the way back to late 19th-century baseball and The Detroit Wolverines.

28 JAN 19
Bruce Pratt on Jack Gilden's documentation of the Collision of Wills between quarterback Johnny Unitas and coach Don Shula.

16 JAN 19
Some sports columnists offer odds and ends, but in Dick Crepeau's world it's Odds and Odds.

8 JAN 19
Lorin Shellenberger has our review of J. Michael Rifenburg's original and useful study The Embodied Playbook: Writing Practices of Student Athletes.

27 DEC 18
Dick Crepeau recaps the year that was on Sport & Society.

4 DEC 18
Ethics in the FBS, NFL, and NHL? Dick Crepeau advises: Follow the money.

21 NOV 18
The SLA is saddened to hear of the death, on 15 November, of Glynn Leyshon, several times our conference host in London, Ontario, and a frequent contributor of short stories to SLA conferences and to Aethlon.

20 NOV 18
Dick Crepeau on scandals in US gymnastics.

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