“Okay But Will You Anyway”

He’d thought back to growing up and raising sheep. How he’d had to help his old man yank...

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“Waiting is the Hardest Part”

Before the red planet was tamed, when it still carried some mystery as it rose in the West, twinkling and desolate. Before I watched your...

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Novel Flash: Island of a Thousand Mirrors

It is 1948 and the last British ships slip away from the island of Ceylon, laboring and groaning under the weight of purloined treasure. On...

Looking for Advice from Agents?


Ask an Agent Series: Kimberley Cameron

Kimberley Cameron is the President at Kimberley Cameron & Associates, For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we...

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What Are Editors Looking For?


Ask an Editor Series: Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan is the Editor-in-Chief of decomP magazine. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically...

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A Review of Leesa Cross-Smith’s Every Kiss a War

Every Kiss a War by Leesa Cross-Smith (Mojave River Media) In Leesa Cross-Smith’s short story collection, Every Kiss a War, 27 stories...

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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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The Story Behind the Story: “Ravening Beasts”

I went to college in the South so I read a lot of Faulkner, both on my own, and also in class since I was an English major. I think I read...

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“Giving Readers Something To Love”

If a flash has been workshopped, it has become accustomed to unique attention—that of a handful of writers giving it their...

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