Finnish North American Literature Association

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Journal of Finnish Studies
Department of English
P.O. Box 2146 (1901 University Avenue)
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2146
Phone: 936-294-1402
Fax: 936-294-1408

Helena Halmari, Editor-in-Chief
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Nov. 5, 2013
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FinNALA                                                            MEMBERSHIP
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                     Membership is $20.00 for 2015
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FinNALA Newsletter
is now online in its new
blog format:

In Oct. 2011, was launched. It is a free service for buying and
selling Finnish books, movies and music. The website is geared towards all
Finnish-speakers in the United States. The website was developed by Antti
Koskenrouta, a Washington, DC based web developer.

    The Finnish North American Literature Association (FinNALA) is seeking advertisers
    interested in marketing their merchandise, publications, services, and more to a Finnish-
    North American literary audience and the community that supports them.

    We have advertising space available in Kippis!

    Ad rates are modest and support the publication and dissemination of literary work by a
    multicultural and multinational group of poets and writers.
    Advertising rates and sizes are listed below:
    One-eight page (business card) $30
    One-fourth page $50
    One-half page $80
    One-page $150

    Send your print-ready ad copy and contact information to Beth Virtanen, FinNALA President,
    at bethlvirtanen at yahoo dot com.  If you wish the Kippis! team to design your ad, please
    do email us (bethlvirtanen at yahoo dot com), and we can work together on layout and

    Submit payment below by PayPal or send a check made out to "FinNALA" to
    Beth Virtanen, President, FinNALA, P.O. Box 212, L'Anse, MI 49946 USA
Advertise with FinNALA:
Feature Your Work, Product or Services in Kippis! the FinnFest 2015 Issue
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Send $20.00 by check or money order
payable to "FinNALA"
to Beth Virtanen, President
FinNALA, P.O. Box 212, L'Anse, MI 49946
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Find Finnish Crime
Fiction in English here:

Ice Cold Crime, LLC
Volume 6, number 2
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    Offer your books for sale at the FinNALA table at FinnFest 2015

    FinNALA is planning to have a booth at the tori at FinnFest 2014 in
    Minneapolis. For a small fee of $25 US, you can have your work for sale
    there, too. If want to make your book(s) available at FinnFest 2014 (Aug. 7-
    10) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, then FinNALA has a great opportunity for
    For a modest $25.00 (U.S.) fee, FinNALA will:
           1.  display your book on its table in the Tori for the duration of FinnFest
           2.  keep a small reserve supply to replace sold books
           3.  keep a record of all books sold & pay each author for sales of their
           4.  keep you from having to pay the $300 fee to rent and staff your own
                sale table
           5.  staff the FinNALA during all regular Tori hours of the FinnFest.

    We think this will be a great opportunity for our authors to gain exposure
    and to make some money, whether they can attend or not.

    If you’re interested and will be present at FinnFest, please contact me as
    soon as possible at bethlvirtanen at   

    If you are unable to attend FinnFest and wish for your books to be sold at
    the FinNALA table, please contact me at the email address above so we can
    make arrangements to make your book available.
New Book Review

Johnson, J. (2012)  
The First Day of Spring in Northern
Minnesota: Poems. Northfield, MN: Red Dragonfly

here to read the review.