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If You Lived Here: An Interview with Jennine Capó Crucet

The second interview in the “If You Lived Here” blog series is with Jennine Capó Crucet, author of the short fiction collection How to Leave Hialeah, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. How to Leave Hialeah is a beautiful and detailed map of the crowded beaches and neighborhoods of Miami as seen through the lives of the people who call them home. Her new novel, Magic City Relic, is forthcoming for St. Martin’s Press in 2015.

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If You Lived Here: An Interview with Jennine Capó Crucet

The second interview in the “If You Lived Here” blog series is with Jennine Capó Crucet, author of the short fiction collection How to Leave Hialeah, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. How to Leave Hialeah is a beautiful and detailed map of the crowded beaches and neighborhoods of Miami as seen through the lives of the people who call them home. Her new novel, Magic City Relic, is forthcoming for St. Martin’s Press in 2015.

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Karen Russell Donates Her Sleep

Amidst a busy semester teaching at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, literary wunderkind Karen Russell talks to Vincent Scarpa about the inspiration of strange constraints, how a novella might work like a Florida thundershower, and her new ebook, Sleep Donation, out now from Atavist Books.

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Short Story Contest Open for Submissions

We are excited to announce that the ASF Short Story Contest opened for submissions on February 26th. This year we are honored to have Amy Hempel as our guest judge. Submissions will be accepted through the end of May. The 1st place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in our Fall issue. One runner-up will receive $500 and all entries will be considered for publication. [...]

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Review: Douglas Coupland’s Worst. Person. Ever.

In perhaps one of the only reviews of Douglas Coupland’s Worst.Person.Ever. that doesn’t either eviscerate the book or conflate the author with his narrator, Erin McReynolds writes: “What’s impressive about WPE—whatever your feeling for its lewd sense of humor—is the confidence with which the hits come, so that the misses don’t feel like misses so much as a plot gone wild for the express purpose of portraying a world gone mad.”

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