“The Blue Maverick Crew”

Last night the Blue Maverick Crew smashed several windows at Deirdre Schenk’s house and fled to...

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“The Apple Tree”

Two boys walk across a forgotten field towards a lone apple tree. The tree stands so wide and tall it can be seen from their homeroom...

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“Blood Red”

Last Thursday at dinner, Sirocco ate far too many beets, baked in basil and olive oil, then pissed blood red all night. He thought of it as...

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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....

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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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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...

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“The Bonds that Break Us: Daniel Magariel’s One of the Boys Review”

If the goal of a fiction writer is to say much with few words, Daniel Magariel’s debut novel, One of the Boys, is a near perfect...

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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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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...

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The Story Behind the Story: Why I’ll Never Buy Another Peacock

I was buying milk. There were eighteen registers and only two were open. One was run by a human. The other was a self-checkout. The line...

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“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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