“Writing as a Painter”

My father was trained as a painter, and my earliest memories are filled with the smell of...

Story of the Week

“When the Boys Went”

I ask Meri to pass me the binoculars. “Just one more minute,” she says. I see the clouds starting to blow in and know my chance will...

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Suggestions & Advice for Writers

From the Archive

“The Trespasser”

He wasn’t from there, and as he passed crop after unrecognizable crop, the urge to stop overtook him. He pulled to the side of the road,...

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

Annual Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

We are pleased to announce the Annual Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize! Entries for the award should be approximately 1500 words or...

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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