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The summer we lived with Dad, there was a neighbor whose voice we never heard. We’d see him walking through the woods, fingers brushing...

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Quick Flashes from Novels


Novel Flash: Bring Up the Bodies

His children are falling from the sky. He watches from horseback, acres of England stretching behind him; they drop, gilt-winged, each with...

Looking for Advice from Agents?

Tracey Adams

Ask an Agent Series: Tracey Adams

Tracey Adams is the Co-Founder of Adams Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...

Featured Essays


Flash Fiction: The Defining Sentence

One of the things I love about reading and writing Flash fiction is that a story can turn or pirouette in one sentence from a standard...

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Two Stories Selected for Inclusion in The Best Short Fictions of 2016.

We are happy to announce that two stories published in Fiction Southeast have been selected for inclusion in The Best Short Fictions of...


What Are Editors Looking For?


Ask an Editor Series: Hypertrophic Press

Lynsey Morandin is the Editor of Hypertrophic Press. Originally from Canada, Lynsey holds a degree and post-graduate certificate in book...

Recent Reviews


“Backgammon on the Brain: Jonathan Lethem’s A Gambler’s Anatomy Review”

In a recent New Yorker interview discussing his story, “A Gentleman’s Game,” Jonathan Lethem discusses his fascination with one of...

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


Writers Retreat – Interlochen College for Creative Arts

Conference Spotlight Submission to Fiction Southeast The Writers Retreat at Interlochen College for Creative Arts was my opportunity this...

Audio Readings from Our Authors

The Story Behind the Story


The Story Behind the Story: “What We Take, What We Leave Behind”

I was estranged from my father for more than 25 years. As a child, we didn’t have a name for his rage, followed by tears, and the...

Looking for Publishing Tips?


“What’s Your Book About? How to Make a Pitch”

When my first novel was complete, I sent it to an academic press. (You could do that then.) The editor liked the book, but decided it would...

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