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    New Voices: “The Developer” by Sarah Walsh

    New Voices: “The Developer” by Sarah Walsh

    “That year, like every year, the ocean lapped up the shoreline. Its hunger was an enormous force, and a patient one.” Our story for this week is Sarah Walsh’s “The Developer,” the honorable mention in our 2022-2023 Winter Short Story…

    Litmag Roadmap: Massachusetts

    Litmag Roadmap: Massachusetts

    We only have a few stops left on our Litmag Roadmap road trip! This month’s post brings us to Massachusetts. Let’s join Rebecca Paredes on a tour through this New England state’s literary institutions below! From Louisa May Alcott to…

    September Book Review: The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff

    September Book Review: The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff

    Today in our Book Review series, we dig into the newest release from one of our all-time favorite writers, Lauren Groff! Groff was our first anthology judge almost thirteen years ago, and we’ve been overjoyed following her career in the…

    From the Archives: “Midlife Crisis” by Angie Pelekidis—Discussed by Rebecca Paredes

    From the Archives: “Midlife Crisis” by Angie Pelekidis—Discussed by Rebecca Paredes

    In September 2014, we published “Midlife Crisis” by Angie Pelekidis. The story follows Anne and Dan, a middle-aged couple, and what happens when Dan begins wearing diapers and behaving, literally, like a baby. Let’s take a trip into the archives. When I first read “Midlife Crisis” by Angie Pelekidis, I was drawn in by the story’s ability to embrace the absurd with such directness; in the very first line, we learn that Anne’s husband has started wearing diapers. The tone…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    The Novel Excerpt Contest is open through November 12! This year's judge is Matthew Salesses. Excerpts up to 6,000 words are welcome. $3,000, publication and agency consultation for the winner. The Chapbook Open is accepting chapbooks of prose up to 45 pages through December 17. The winner will be chosen by Michael Martone! $3,000 prize, along with print publication and 75 contributor copies. Be sure to check out our calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects, and remember, our New Voices submission category is free to submit and pays for stories. It's all part of our mission to offer a quality platform for emerging writers.
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