Rural Diaspora is a new site coming this November 2012. Andy Kopsa, a journalist and a native Iowan relocated to NYC, conceives of the project as a space where “small town gals” can explore the unique perspective of living in an urban area after relocating from a more rural community.
Kopsa writes, “It is my belief that when you grow up in the middle of nowhere – with four television channels – a media desert! – and pass tractors on gravel roads with extreme caution – during planting and harvest season – your writing comes from a different sense of place from the inside and out.”
Kopsa is seeking writing encompassing but not limited to the arts, culture, travel, feminism, and politics. Contact Andy Kopsa for details on submission guidelines and read more about Rural Diaspora here.