Back from a two-year hiatus following the sudden death of designer Rod Heckaman, local journal Sport Literate looks to “reconnect to a lot of readers and writers,” as editor in chief William Meiners puts it. During the time away from the magazine (which debuted in 1995), Meiners and managing editor Gina P. Vozenilek attempted to focus strictly on web-based content but have now decided to return to the more attainable print methods. According to Vozenilek, Sport Literate is “interested in the literary reader” and hopes that the journal can in some ways complement more typical sports reading. Instead of merely reporting sporting events, the journal instead accepts submissions from writers and poets who have creative non-fiction stories that relate to sports and leisure. Vozenilek acknowledges the vastness of the journal’s mission as she admits, “Sometimes we stretch our definition to fit the articles.” Also, as a local journal that receives grants from the Illinois Arts Council, Meiners points out that “While we like to publish Illinois writers, we usually accept articles from all over.” You can find more information at sportliterate.org.