Three 'Under the Sun" essays named 'Notable' in 2009

Posted by Karen Lykins - Friday, October 09 2009
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Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Essays annual anthology has once again honored Tennessee Tech University’s Under the Sun.

Under the Sun features writers from all across the country and around the globe, with submissions coming from English writing authors from as far away as Germany, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

“When it was first created, Under the Sun was a leader in its field, and it continues to be a nationally recognized publication,” said Heidemarie Weidner, editor and writing and composition instructor at TTU.

Three essays previously published in Under the Sun — “Looking at the Moon” by Marilyn Abildskov, “The Empty House” by Susan Eisenfeld and “Math” by Micahel L. Johnson—were listed as “Notable Essays of 2009.”

Every year since its first publication in 1996, at least one essay from the annual TTU publication has received notable recognition from the definitive anthology, which puts those selections in the same category as others from such distinguished magazines as The New Yorker and Harper’s.

An excellent holiday gift for the avid reader on everyone’s list, a one-year subscription to Under the Sun is available for $12.

For ordering information, submission guidelines and sample contracts, visit the Under the Sun web site at

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