“Milk Teeth”

So now she knew and it was done, and as the curves in the road rocked her in and out of the same...

Story of the Week

Corner Post: “The Intangibles”

  In my last essay, I talked about the practical side to creating a writing life—balancing money, time, and place. This month I want...

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From the Archive


“The Outing”

You wait for the light to turn green. The air smells like rain. The light changes. Hurry, but be careful. The wheels of the walker catch in...

Suggestions & Advice for Writers

Quick Flashes from Novels


Novel Flash: Yellow Jack

During my destruction of Daguerre’s studio I toppled his prized orchid from its windowsill. Coins pooled on the floorboards when its...

Looking for Advice from Agents?


Ask an Agent Series: Deborah Schneider

Deborah Schneider is a partner at Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...

Featured Essays


Not Myself: On Writing Other Perspectives

This never-ending debate came up several times in my MFA classes: can a writer write from the perspective of another race, gender, sexual...

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Praise for Flash Fiction International

“These 86 stories are thrilling, illuminating jolts of wisdom. They wake us to another reality.” —Samrat Upadhyay, author of...


What Are Editors Looking For?


Ask an Editor Series: Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith is the Fiction Editor at Cincinnati Review. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Michael what he...

Recent Reviews


“A Review of Darrin Doyle’s The Dark Will End the Dark”

The Dark Will End the Dark by Darrin Doyle (Tortoise Books, 2015)  Darrin Doyle’s collection of stories, The Dark Will End the Dark, is...

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...

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The Story Behind the Story


The Story Behind the Story: “Grow Grow Grow”

Once, in a reverie, I listened to the PJ Harvey song “Grow Grow Grow.” I sowed a seed Underneath the oak tree I trod it in With my...

Looking for Publishing Tips?


Ask an Agent Series: Reiko Davis

Reiko Davis is a literary agent at Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Reiko...

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