“The Tree Near Calliope”

  The moon had been practicing its abracadabra in the back corner of itself during both its...

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“Five Stages of Writer’s Grief”

  Denial. I’m a notable, talented and prolific writer, and I can finish a story in a day, and any notable publication will accept...

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“Catalytic Converter”

When he was a boy, he rode with his father to a garage, really just a wooden shed. His father’s new truck needed some kind of repair. The...

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Quick Flashes from Novels

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Novel Flash: Bull Mountain

“Family,” the old man said to no one. The word hung in a puff of frozen breath, before dissipating into the early morning fog....

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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...

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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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Hell’s Belles Short Fiction Prize

We’re pleased to announce this year’s winner and finalists for the Hell’s Belles Short Fiction Prize ! Winner: Jennifer...

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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...

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“A Back and Forth Page Turner: Edan Lepucki’s ‘Woman No. 17’ Review”

Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, California, became a pre-order sensation in large part due to the turmoil between Amazon and Hachette Book...

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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...

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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...

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The Story Behind the Story: “On a Bridge, At Night”

This started as an experiment. I had been discussing the structure of storytelling and the way we spontaneously recount an event: the...

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“On the Value of Publishing with a University Press”

This week, November 11-17, is University Press Week, a seven-day celebration of what university presses are, what they do, and what great...

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