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“Dead Horses”

We were about to throw tractor wheels when we found something better. Doing anything with these dead horses, he asked. He had his little...

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"Even Toy Swords"

When the boy next door knocked on mine and pronounced himself dead, he had a gun and I had a sword. Because, after all, I was the girl. He...

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Quick Flashes from Novels

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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...

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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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“Of Mice and Men, America’s Mirror of Fallibilities”

“I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally” -W.C. Fields In 1937, American writer and California native John Steinbeck...

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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...

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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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Joy Williams’ The Visiting Privilege: Stories for the Devastated

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Joy Williams was asked what she wanted to receive from a great story. Her reply was simple:...

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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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“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...

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The Story Behind the Story

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The Story Behind the Story: “School Bags”

In the Netherlands, where I was born and raised, your school years are divided in two: you start around age four, for eight years in one...

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“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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