Issue 64 Release Party & Reading

Issue 64 Cover for WebWe are thrilled to announce the arrival of Issue 64—so thrilled that we decided to throw a party! This is no regular party—it’s a reading party at the dark and delightful King Bee Lounge, featuring ASF staff members, including contributing editors JENNIFER DUBOIS and STACEY SWANN, editorial fellow CHARLES RAMSAY MCCRORY, and assistant editor HEATHER HASSELLE. These folks can balance horses on their heads, write sentences that wrap around to lasso the most terrible of criminals, and ride elegant premises all the way to their cantering conclusions! After all, y’all, this is Texas.

We are delighted to be able to feature and celebrate work by the behind-the-scenes writers and editors who make ASF possible.



Where: King Bee Lounge

When: Thursday, April 13, 7 PM—9PM


JENNIFER DUBOIS’s debut novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was the winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction, the Northern California Book Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. Her second novel, Cartwheel, was the winner of the Housatonic Book Award fiction and was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Stanford University Stegner Fellow, duBois is the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award. She teaches in the MFA program at Texas State University.

STACEY SWANN‘s fiction has appeared in Epoch, Memorious, Versal, and other journals. A former Stegner Fellow, she teaches with Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio and Novel Certificate Program. She’s at work on Olympus, TX, a novel-in-progress she is whittling down from Texas-sized to a more modest Montana or New Mexico size.

CHARLES RAMSAY MCCRORY is the Editorial Fellow for American Short Fiction. He holds a B.A. in English from The University of Mississippi and will pursue an M.F.A. in fiction at Washington University in St. Louis in Fall 2017. His work has received the Mississippi Review Prize for fiction and is published or forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review, Gargoyle Magazine, and The New Guard.

HEATHER HASSELLE is a writer, teacher, performer, and newly-minted filmmaker from Mississippi living in Austin, Texas. She was most recently published in the February issue of Pithead Chapel, and is a reader for American Short Fiction and Fiction Attic Press.

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