Story of the Week

“Maternal Instinct”

Mostly I remember fragments. Flashes. The feel of my right shoe slipping, losing my foothold, my spine arching, then a rush of concrete and...

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“Catfight in a Cathouse”

Two Whores Brawling in a Storyville Brothel, French Emma Johnson’s Circus, During the Last Week of Legalized Prostitution, New...

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

“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

“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

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Swag: Spring Break 2018 at the AWP”

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference is the largest writers conference in North America, attended by...

Audio Readings from Our Authors

The Story Behind the Story

“Maternal Instinct”

The fictional story “Maternal Instinct” was inspired by a news story that occurred a few years ago when a boy fell in a gorilla...

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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