Kippis! A Literary Journal is owned by the Finnish North American Literature
Association, founded by Beth L. Virtanen, PhD.
Find the parent organization online at www.finnala.com.
Editor: Beth L. Virtanen, L'Anse, MI
Associate Editor: G. K. Wuori, DeKalb, IL
Assistant Editor: Sirpa Kaukinen, Barrie, Ontario
Originating in a text-based format, Kippis! has undergone a migration to an online format at
www.finnala.com. It is available once or twice each year. Occasionally, issues appear in print.
Kippis! publishes high quality prose and poetic works regarding immigrant, diasporic, and
ethnic topics. We publish works in languages other than English along with an English
translation. We are concerned with promoting the best writing by authors who live or have lived
away from their cultures of origin, whether that is by recent migration of a few years or
distant migration of several generations. For complete submission guidelines, see our
website at www.finnala.com.
Kippis! accepts unsolicited manuscripts attached in Word via email to
A standard font such as Times New Roman is recommended. Prose submissions should not
exceed3,000 words. Poems should not exceed five pages. Simultaneous submissions are okay
as long asKippis! is notified immediately should a manuscript be accepted elsewhere.
Materials published in Kippis! may not be reprinted, in whole or in part, without the
written permission of the copyright holder.
Cover art Copyright © 2016 by Duane L'Esperance, used with permission of the artist
Copyright © 2016 by Kippis! A Literary Journal