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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 […]

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Book Reviews, New and Old

The Rapture Index

This last week I’ve had the great pleasure to read author Molly Reid’s The Rapture Index: A Suburban Bestiary. To summarize: this work kicked my ass, in the best way possible. It’s a really stunning debut, the kind of short story collection that makes you feel sad at the end because you’re desperate to read […]

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Book Reviews, New and Old

Moby-Dick and Pestilence

One of the rare (only?) positives of my (brash…idiotic?) decision to leave behind my career as a divorce lawyer to seek creative endeavors, is more time, which has also been borne of the Covid-19 situation. I have been able to invest that time into my family–it seems I have spent more time with my children […]

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Outside Recommendations

Short Story Recommendation, Week of 5.18.2020

Oscilloscope’s primary mission is to increase the readership of literary short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual art–especially focusing on the absurd. At the present moment, too many talented creatives go underpaid, unpaid, or underappreciated due to an oversaturation of work versus the readership base. In reality, the problem is a quite limited readership base […]