“The Summer of Whooping Cough”

Up and down our street, coughs pepper the night, soft gunfire from scattered positions. Our ability...

Story of the Week

“The Closer”

Dr. Morris Klozer had to tell another patient that he was dying.  It was his third of the afternoon. About a year earlier, an orderly had...

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“My Son the Dragon”

Kindergarten “I’m a dragon,” my son says to me when I pick him up from his daddy’s house. He’s in his booster seat, and I can...

Suggestions & Advice for Writers

Quick Flashes from Novels


Novel Flash: The Shock of The Fall

I should say that I am not a nice person. Sometimes I try to be, but often I'm not. So when it was my turn to cover my eyes and count...

Looking for Advice from Agents?


Ask an Agent Series: Felicia Eth

Felicia Eth is a literary agent at Felicia Eth Literary Representation. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Felicia...

Featured Essays


“The Magic of Storytelling: Films in a Flash”

Francis Ford Coppola says the earliest filmmakers were magicians. Today, the abracadabra that began the industry is clearly alive and...

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Huffington Post Reviews Far Beyond the Pale by Daren Dean

Few literary journals are as diverse and prolific as Fiction Southeast. The Louisiana based online journal founded by Chris Tusa and...


What Are Editors Looking For?


Ask an Editor Series: Tara Masih

For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Tara about The Best Small Fictions 2015, her advice for aspiring editors, as well as...

Recent Reviews


A Review of 6 Books on the Craft of Fiction

Here’s the skinny on six of the “how-to” books for fiction writers in my bookcase – three on fiction generally and...

Looking for Recommendations on What to Read?


Reading Lists: “Eight Great Writerly Novels”

The piece of writing advice that is always debated: "Write what you know." Naturally, if writers followed that advice every time...

Conference/Residency Spotlight


“Ghosts in the Mountains: My Summer at Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 2014”

Let me start off by saying that I never wanted to go to Sewanee. Before I went there, I imagined being surrounded by a bunch of...

Audio Readings from Our Authors

The Story Behind the Story


The Story Behind the Story: “Thieving Magpie”

Ever since I can remember, objects in my house have disappeared and re-appeared, at a distance of years or hours, often in the same exact...

Looking for Publishing Tips?


Becoming a Freelance Independent Editor: For Young Writers”

I was contacted by a high school student interested in becoming a freelance independent editor. She sent me a list of interview questions...

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