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Book Reviews, New and Old

Review of Extinction Events by Liz Breazeale

This past week I read Extinction Events, by author Liz Breazeale. This book won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction in 2018. What is interesting about this short story collection, is that there is a distinctive theme that runs throughout. Many times a short story collection has a theme that is “pasted” on, but […]

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Interviews with Literary Journals

Interview with Beth from Gone Lawn Literary Magazine

One of the things we hope to achieve is to highlight other literary magazines we enjoy reading. Beth Gordon, the co-editor of Gone Lawn Literary Journal was gracious to grant us an interview providing an inside look at their literary journal as it nears its ten year anniversary. (Transcript of Interview, below.). Here is a […]

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Book Reviews, New and Old

Review of Jen Julian’s Earthly Delights: and other Apocalypses

The past few days I’ve had the pleasure of reading the short story collection Earthly Delights: and other Apocalypses, by author Jen Julian. (aside: she also drew this whimsical portrayal of the world’s coolest insect, the praying mantis). Earthly Delights won the 2018 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction. What I love about literary magazines, […]

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Outside Recommendations

Short Story Highlight – (Week of 5/24/20), “The Good, Good Men,” by Shannon Sanders

For this week’s highlight, we’re heading all the way back to March, 2019 to catch up with Shannon Sanders’ s “The Good, Good Men,” from the excellent literary magazine Puerto del Sol. (PDS’s “Black Voice Series”). “The Good, Good Men” was a 2020 winner of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers […]

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Interviews with Literary Journals

Interview with Owen from Gone Lawn Literary Magazine

One of the things we hope to achieve is to highlight other literary magazines we enjoy reading. In the first of this series, Owen Kaelan, the co-editor of Gone Lawn Literary Journal was gracious to grant us an interview providing an inside look out their literary journal as it nears its ten year anniversary. (Transcript […]