“Answers”

We couldn’t, for the life of us, describe him in any meaningful way. Not to each other and not...

Story of the Week

“Totem”

There is a moment, now, the sky outside the funeral home alive with snow—a white world of commotion—that she is here beside me,...

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“The Mechanics of Sex”

My son, the fifth grader, is receiving Sex Ed in school. Monday, he and his classmates watch cartoons—on-screen Bart Simpsons morphing...

Suggestions & Advice for Writers

Quick Flashes from Novels

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Novel Flash: The Watcher

It was late on Sunday evening when Carla was first conscious of a peculiar thing about the lift and its doors. At that point she did not...

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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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...

Recent Reviews

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“A Life in Theory: A Review of Mark Greif’s Against Everything”

In 2004, a group of friends founded the literary magazine n + 1. They wanted to publish a brand of criticism that they believed didn’t...

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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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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

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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...

Looking for Publishing Tips?

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“Your No One is My Everyone: Some Thoughts on Publishing and the Sage Advice of Businessmen”

The first time I fully realized the value of what I do for a living, I was stricken with the stomach flu. Illness is the one excuse to stop...

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