Story of the Week

“Shipping and Handling”

It was Mr. Murphy who taught us how to drown kittens in the lake. It started with three strays. The Murphy’s owned the lumberyard with...

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Fiction Craft

From the Archive

“The Pond”

Mr. Bushnell died a long time ago. Don’t know when exactly. We weren’t born yet. But Mrs. Bushnell kept up the old place on Martin....

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...

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...

Audio Readings from Our Authors

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

Fiction Southeast Editors’Prize

Fiction Southeast is excited to announce the Fiction Southeast Editors’ Prize. Each year, the editors of Fiction Southeast will...

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...

The Story Behind the Story

The Story Behind the Story: “Levitation”

“Levitation” was inspired by my three children.  Someone said to me on the day I was getting divorced, “Just remember,...

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...