Story of the Week

“A Boy Named Death”

Death at the hospital. Death on his first carride. Death at the park, on the swings, in the restroom. Death at dinner. Death praying,...

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“Vinnie and Bill”

Vinnie and Bill had walked for miles without exchanging a word. It was a hot day. They were both sweating and breathing heavily. They liked...

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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...

Looking for Advice from Agents?

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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...

Featured Essays

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“What is Flash Fiction”

A friend of mine recently asked about the difference between flash fiction and prose poetry and I found myself, somewhat embarrassingly,...

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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...

Recent Reviews

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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...

Conference/Residency Spotlight

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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: “Together”

Ever since reading Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel Virgin Suicides in 1993, I’ve been fascinated by the first-person plural voice and how it...

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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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