Hippocampus Magazine is celebrating its second full year of publishing creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers, and in sharing reviews, interviews and articles. We’re fulfilling our mission of education, engaging and entertaining readers and writers of creative nonfiction. We’re proud of what we do, and we’re glad you’re along for the ride.
For this anniversary issue we’ve decided to dig into our own hippocampus—where those fond memories are stored—and dig out some gems from the archives. You know, reflect back on the last two years and re-highlight some of the most memorable stories!
If you’ve just become acquainted with our magazine, perhaps, these pieces are new to you. If you’ve been with us for a while, you might find some joy in revisiting with these old friends.
We used our own special manual algorithm to choose the 10 stories featured in this month’s issue—taking more factors into consideration than we do for the monthly “most memorable” designations. We considered the amount of unique visitors and pageviews to these stories as well as the number of comments and social media shares. We asked you via social media and email to share your favorites. Additionally, we considered powerful stories that we felt needed to be elevated—ones that might have been inadvertently overlooked by our readers the first time around.
These are some of the most-read and most-loved pieces of creative nonfiction that appeared in Hippocampus Magazine to date:
- Debbie Did by Deborah Thompson
- First Trip Trucking by Chris Cox
- Firsts by Nathan Evans
- Flat Rate Archives by Mary-Colleen Jenkins
- Graveside Nuptials by Sean Finnucane Toner
- Holy Tribunal by Jane Hammons
- Right-Sized Rats by Deirdre Sinnott
- Switched at Midlife by Sharon Carmack
- The Rabbit Hole by Suzanne Farrell Smith
- The Reluctant Grown-Up by Fred Amram
Throughout the month of May, we also will take a look back at our top reviews, interviews and Craft and Writing Life columns. We’ll also introduce a new feature or two! Stay tuned. May is going to be fun!