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The American Short(er) Fiction Contest: Deadline Extended to 2/15

We are thrilled to announce that Amelia Gray, whose widely praised collection, Gutshot, came out in May, will be judging this year’s American Short(er) Fiction Contest. The prize recognizes extraordinary short fiction under 1,000 words. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication, and the second-place winner will receive $250 and publication. All entries will be considered for publication. Previous winners of the Short(er) Fiction Prize have gone on to be anthologized in places such as The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. Submissions for the contest have been extended and are now open until February 15, 2016. […]

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The American Short(er) Fiction Contest: Deadline Extended to 2/15

We are thrilled to announce that Amelia Gray, whose widely praised collection, Gutshot, came out in May, will be judging this year’s American Short(er) Fiction Contest. The prize recognizes extraordinary short fiction under 1,000 words. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication, and the second-place winner will receive $250 and publication. All entries will be considered for publication. Previous winners of the Short(er) Fiction Prize have gone on to be anthologized in places such as The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. Submissions for the contest have been extended and are now open until February 15, 2016. […]

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Nota Bene: Nat Baldwin Has Been Feeling the Bern Since, like, 2002

Nat Baldwin’s been writing, performing, and recording music for virtually all of his adult life. In addition to playing bass in Dirty Projectors, Baldwin has recorded half a dozen solo records that put his upright bass and his vocal range on full and incredible display. Baldwin’s also a fiction writer, and in the past two years, he’s published stories in PANK, Timber, Alice […]

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Web Exclusive Interview: Kyle Langston

Our January Web Exclusive, “Winston” is one of those stories that gets under your skin and stays there. Its power is owed to precise, enduring images; the relatable longing of its characters; and beginning-to-end tension.  Really, it gave us a lot of feelings—which we then discussed with author Kyle Langston. […]

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Bourbon and Milk: When the Mayhem Becomes Too Much

Welcome to the third annual holiday edition of Bourbon and Milk. Once again, with a nod towards the thankfulness many of us associate with the holidays—a thankfulness steeped in both the warmth and the insanity of family—we asked five writer-parents to identify and write about “crappy” literary parents, and five non-parents to chime in on “exemplary” ones. […]