NOTEBOOK FEATURE

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Embracing the World, from High to Low: An Interview with Benjamin Hale

In his first story collection, Benjamin Hale introduces us to characters who inhabit the margins of society:  an expat outlaw revolutionary trying to find her way home, a dominatrix confronting a new possible role as mother, a performance artists eating himself towards death. What at first may read as absurd becomes meaningful and then moving through Hale’s skillful and playful storytelling. We reached out to Hale to talk about his writing process and his new collection, which was published last week […]

Benjamin Hale author photo

Embracing the World, from High to Low: An Interview with Benjamin Hale

In his first story collection, Benjamin Hale introduces us to characters who inhabit the margins of society:  an expat outlaw revolutionary trying to find her way home, a dominatrix confronting a new possible role as mother, a performance artists eating himself towards death. What at first may read as absurd becomes meaningful and then moving through Hale’s skillful and playful storytelling. We reached out to Hale to talk about his writing process and his new collection, which was published last week […]

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Editorial Outtakes: M. Thomas Gammarino

Editorial Outtakes is a feature in which we publish excerpts from novels and story collections that you won’t find in the finished books because, prior to publication, these sections were cut. This installment of Editorial Outtakes features a deleted scene from King of the Worlds, the new novel by M. Thomas Gammarino, which tells the story of Dylan Greenyears, a has-been Hollywood heartthrob whose best days are seemingly behind him. After losing the lead in Titanic, Greenyears has left with his family for a recently settled exoplanet, New Taiwan, where he plans to live a quiet existence as a prep school teacher […]

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Winners of the American Short(er) Fiction Prize

It is time to raise your fruit for the winners of the 2016 American Short(er) Fiction Contest, judged by Amelia Gray! This year we had many wonderful submissions, so thank you to all who submitted to the contest—reading your stories has been an honor and a pleasure, a welcome reminder of the beauty and versatility and promise of […]

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Announcing: American Short Fiction Contest now open

We are excited to announce that the American Short Fiction Contest is now open for submissions. This year we are honored to have Victor LaValle as our guest judge. The contest will run through June 1, and the winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the magazine. The runner up will receive $500, and all stories will be considered for publication. More details after the jump. […]