Story of the Week

“Nadine’s Broken Heart”

Nadine could barely roll out of bed in the morning and had to brace herself against the wall to push her shoulders back and straighten her...

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Suggestions & Advice for Writers

From the Archive

“Question Authority”

Amy was conceived by two irresponsible individuals, Doug and Dora, during a commercial break in Superbowl XIII. For weeks afterwards, they...

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

“The Near Death of Literature”

When I was in tenth grade I had American literature for sixth period and it just about killed me. Whoever decided on what students to put...

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

“The Eternal Glory of Happy Hour: A Review of Mary Miller’s Always Happy Hour”

A few years back, I asked a librarian if he had any book recommendations. The man leaned in and said only one name—his tone quiet, almost...

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

“Ships In The Night”

I love a traditionally told story as much as the next reader, but as a writer, I enjoy bending the rules of storytelling structure. Playing...

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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