Thanks to your advocacy efforts on our behalf, we're happy to report that the recently passed Omnibus Spending Bill includes a very small increase in funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities! While our work is not over with regards to the upcoming 2018 budget to be passed in the fall, the Omnibus Spending Bill represents an endorsement of the important work that the humanities do for our communities. These funds will continue to support our work of providing free access to authoritative content about Virginia's history and culture.
Shenandoah is a literary journal published three times a year by Washington and Lee University in Lexington. Founded in 1950 by J. J. Donovan, D. C. G. Kerry, and Tom Wolfe, the journal
publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews. Although originally conceived as a forum for undergraduate
work, the magazine soon began to publish regional, national, and international writers, traditionally
featuring unknown authors alongside such literary heavyweights as James Dickey, Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings, W.
H. Auden, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner. The journal has
a subscriber list of approximately 1,800. In 2008, Shenandoah was awarded the
Governor's Award for the Arts by Virginia governor Tim Kaine. MORE...
James Boatright edited Shenandoah from the 1960s until the 1980s; Dabney Stuart edited the journal from 1988 until 1995; and in 1995, R. T. Smith
became its first full-time editor. Each year, the journal offers three $1,000 prizes, one each for
contributors of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The journal also administers the ShenandoahGlasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, which awards $2,500 to the author of a first published