Story of the Week

“The Living”

Let somebody else do the living. We have been doing all of it and we are tired. All that living and all that dying – that was us. Who...

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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: My Real Name Is Hanna

It is a good thing for us that it is October and there is no snow on the ground to show our footsteps. It is an especially cold...

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

“4 Ways To End a Story: Short Stories & Flash Fiction”

It’s difficult to describe good and bad art with accuracy. Creative writing suffers the same fate. What makes a polished story? How does...

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 Alligators at Night by Meg Pokrass

There’s this thing that Meg Pokrass does in her new flash fiction collection, Alligators at Night (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2018). She drops you...

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

SCBWI – Keep On Truckin’ Conference

Over the weekend, September 21st and 22nd, I attended the Keep on Truckin’ conference for SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book...

Audio Readings from Our Authors

The Story Behind the Story

Story Behind the Story: The Artichoke Dinner

The Artichoke Dinner was one of the first stories I wrote. It came to me one night after I had had dinner with my children, who were all...

Looking for Publishing Tips?

“Editing’s Many Layers”

Small presses don’t have the reputation that larger presses do of maintaining high editorial standards. But my experience with these...

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