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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. […]

Victory-LaValleFEATURE

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. […]

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Editorial Outtakes: Benjamin Warner

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 Benjamin Warner, whose debut novel, Thirst, was published by Bloomsbury last week. An intense, literary novel with the pacing of a thriller […]

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Web Exclusive Interview: Suzanne Morrison

In our April Web Exclusive story, “The Mother’s Portion,” a woman with a husband and six children goes to extreme measures to reclaim herself. It’s a surprising story; it makes triumphant that which we think of as affliction. We talked with author Suzanne Morrison about liberation, our mutual love of Maggie Nelson, and the importance of telling our survival stories. […]

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Web Exclusive Interview: Jensen Beach

David Foster Wallace said that fiction is “one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved.” In our March Web Exclusive story, “To God Belongs What He Has Taken,” Jensen Beach deftly places us in the mind of a Stockholm woman caught up in a fantasy about a stranger. It is a subtle and detailed snapshot of a form of loneliness so universal that […]