Category: Interviews (all)

Author Interview Series: Tara Masih

Tara Lynn Masih has won multiple book awards in her role as editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The...

Let the Story Teach you its Form: An Interview with David Ebenbach

–David Ebenbach, interviewd by Margaret Luongo   You have been successfully publishing short stories (three collections) and...

Interview with Jac Jemc

Jac Jemc’s first novel, My Only Wife, was winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize....

“Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures”: An Interview with Michael Farris Smith

Michael Farris Smith’s new novel, Desperation Road (Lee Boudreaux Books) comes on the heels of his highly-successful second offering,...

Interview with Debra Dean

In spring 2012, I flew to Miami to interview for a position on the creative writing faculty at Florida International University. Debra...

Interview with John Dufresne

It’s easy to see, in retrospect, that John Dufresne and I were destined to be friends. We teach together in the genial, seven-member...

Interview with Daisy Hernandez

It turns out I have been waiting for A Cup of Water Under My Bed, the September 2014 debut memoir by Daisy Hernández, since I first...

Interview with Susanne Paola Antonetta

It’s embarrassing to admit that when I arrived at Western Washington University’s Master of Arts in English program in the fall of...

Interview with Paul Griner

Once upon a time, I took a creative writing class with Paul Griner. It was 2008, and I was a new PhD student in the Humanities program at...

Author Interview Series: John Dufresne

Tell us about I Don’t Like Where This is Going. When Wylie “Coyote” Melville, therapist and forensic consultant, and his friend...

Interview with Steph Post by Daren Dean

(Daren Dean): WHAT INSPIRES AND INFLUENCES YOUR WRITING THE MOST? (Steph Post): You know the old saying, “write what you know?” Well,...

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...

Ask an Agent Series: Caryn Wiseman

Caryn Wiseman is a senior agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Caryn what she...

An Interview with Katie Cortese

Recently, I talked with Katie Cortese about her new book Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories.   Your new collection focuses on...

Author Interview Series: Kent Wascom

A native of the Gulf south, Kent Wascom attended Louisiana State University and received an MFA from Florida State University. He was...

Author Interview Series: Jess Walter

A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Jess Walter is the author of six novels, one book of short...

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...

Author Interview Series: Christopher DiCicco

Tell us about So My Mother, She Lives in the Clouds. The stories are told from the perspective of narrators learning to cope with absurd...

Author Inteview Series: Julie Marie Wade

Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade completed a Master of Arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003, a Master of Fine...

Author Interview Series: John Brandon

For this segment of our Author Interview Series, we asked John what inspired his writing, how he found an agent, as...

Ask an Editor Series: Tara Masih

For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Tara about The Best Small Fictions 2015, her advice for aspiring editors, as well as...

Ask an Agent Series: Felicia Eth

Felicia Eth is a literary agent at Felicia Eth Literary Representation. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Felicia...

Author Interview Series: Kevin P. Keating

After working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Ohio, KEVIN P. KEATING became a professor of English and began teaching at Baldwin...

An Interview with Alan Rinzler

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Alan Rinzler, who has had a long and successful career as an acquisitions editor and executive...

Author Interview Series: with David Corbett

David Corbett’s first novel, The Devil’s Redhead was widely praised and was nominated for both the Anthony and Barry Awards for...

Author Interview Series: Jon Clinch

Jon Clinch’s first novel, Finn—the secret history of Huckleberry Finn’s father—was named an American Library Association...

Ask an Agent Series: Deborah Schneider

Deborah Schneider is a partner at Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...

Ask an Agent Series: Claire Anderson-Wheeler

Claire Anderson-Wheeler is a literary agent at Regal Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Claire what she...

Ask an Editor Series: Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith is the Fiction Editor at Cincinnati Review. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Michael what he...

An Interview with Jen Knox, author of After the Gazebo

Jen Knox’s ‘s new collection of stories, After the Gazebo, was recently published by Rain Mountain Press. We asked her about...

Ask an Agent Series: Jill Kramer

Jill Kramer is a literary agent at Waterside Productions, Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jill what she...

An Interview with Grant Faulkner, author of Fissures

Grant Faulkner’s new collection of flash fiction, Fissures, was recently published by Press 53. We asked him about the new book  as...

Author Interview Series: Chantel Acevedo

Chantel Acevedo’s novels include Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin’s Press), which won the Latino International Book Award and was...

Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Flannery

Jennifer Flannery is the founder of Flannery Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jennifer what...

Author Interview Series: Diana Abu-Jaber

Diana Abu-Jaber is most recently the author of Birds of Paradise, an Indie Books Pick, as well as of the award winning memoir, The...

Nothing Stands Still: A Conversation with Novelist Eleanor Morse

Eleanor Morse is the author of White Dog Fell from the Sky, a novel set in southern Africa in the 1970s. Other novels include Chopin's...

Author Interview Series: Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of the collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), which received an Alex...

Ask an Editor Series: Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan is the Editor-in-Chief of decomP magazine. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically...

Ask an Agent Series: Kimberley Cameron

Kimberley Cameron is the President at Kimberley Cameron & Associates, For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we...

Ask an Editor Series: Jim Hicks & Emily Wojcik

Jim Hicks is the Executive Editor of the Massachusetts Review, and director of the Graduate Program  in Comparative Literature at the...

Ask an Agent Series: Laura Biagi

Laura Biagi joined the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Inc. (JVNLA) in 2009. She is actively building her own client list, seeking adult...

Author Interview Series: Brad Watson

Brad Watson is the author of three books of fiction, all published by W.W. Norton and Co. Last Days of the Dog-Men (1996) won the Sue...

A Conversation With Fernando Sorrentino

Pamelyn Casto, Interviewer; Celia Cordon-Tovar, Primary translator; Kent H. Dixon, Secondary translator. Q: I’m excited to hear...

Author Interview Series: Kirby Gann

Kirby Gann is the author of the novels Ghosting (2012), The Barbarian Parade (2004), and Our Napoleon in Rags (2005). He is also co-editor...

Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Unter

Jennifer Unter founded The Unter Agency, LLC in 2008.For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jennifer what she...

Ask an Agent Series: Joelle Delbourgo

Joelle Delbourgo is the President at Joelle Delbourgo Associates. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...

Author Interview Series: Chris Offutt

Chris Offutt is the author of two collections of stories–Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods, two memoirs–The Same...

Interview with Stella Connell, Book Publicist

Stella Connell is a book publicist and the founder of The Connell Agency. We asked her about her experiences in the industry as well as the...

Ask an Agent Series: Madeleine Clark

Madeleine Clark is an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Madeleine...

Ask an Editor Series: Jason Cook

Jason Cook is the Founding Editor of Fiddleblack. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically looks...

Author Interview Series: Tawni O’Dell

Tawni O’Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels including Back Roads, which was an Oprah’s Book Club pick...

Ask an Agent Series: Elizabeth Kaplan

Elizabeth Kaplan owns and runs The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency in New York. For the first installment of our Ask an Agent Series,...

Author Interview Series: Therese Walsh

Therese Walsh’s debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, was published by Shaye Areheart Books (Random House). It was named one of...

Ask an Editor Series: Grant Faulkner/Lynn Mundell

Grant Faulkner & Lynn Mundell are co-editors @ 100 Word Story. For the first installment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Lynn...