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Volume 7, No. 1

Kippis! A Literary Journal is owned by the Finnish North American Literature
Association, founded by Beth L. Virtanen, PhD.

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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 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

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

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