“Plain Pine Desk”

He bought a plain pine desk. Actually, it was a plain pine table, but he planned to use it as a...

Story of the Week

“Date”

In bed, I can do anything: fly a rocket ship to Alpha Centauri, buy the Koh-I-Noor diamond, or make love to you in a hundred different...

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From the Archive

“Ibiza”

Beth was like this when she was drunk, babbling, unable to find the ends of a conversation. Her breath was the vapor of strong whisky. I...

Suggestions & Advice for Writers

Quick Flashes from Novels

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....

Looking for Advice from Agents?

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...

Recent News

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...

Interviews

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

A Review of Hoopty Time Machines

  There is a simple test for a truly enjoyable story: that’s the one you want to re-read, maybe even several times. Most stories in...

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: ‘In Your Honor’

This story started off as a poem. It as about a tree our neighbors planted in honor of my father after he died. When I found it again after...

Looking for Publishing Tips?

“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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