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    Craft Essay: “On the Value of Experiencing Research” by Sara Lynn Burnett

    Craft Essay: “On the Value of Experiencing Research” by Sara Lynn Burnett

    Thinking about writing a story that’s set in a place you’ve never been? Check out today’s new Craft Essay from Sara Lynn Burnett: “On the Value of Experiencing Research.” Once you’ve finished, plan your trip! (Once we’ve finished social distancing,…

    2020 Flash Fiction Contest Judged by Sherrie Flick Now Open!

    2020 Flash Fiction Contest Judged by Sherrie Flick Now Open!

    Our annual Flash Fiction Contest is now open for submissions! We’re looking for your very best stories under 1,000 words—and the winner receives $3000! This year’s contest is judged by the spectacular Sherrie Flick, who will be selecting the finalists…

    Interview with the Winner: Becca Anderson

    Interview with the Winner: Becca Anderson

    In early February, we published Becca Anderson’s prize-winning “Ghost Story,” selected by Tope Folarin as the winner of our Summer Short Story Award for New Writers. Today, we are excited to share with you her interview, in which we discuss…

    New Voices: “Genealogy” by Nancy London

    New Voices: “Genealogy” by Nancy London

    Today, we are proud to share the honorable mention from our Fall Fiction Contest, Nancy London’s “Genealogy.” In this breathtaking reverie, the narrator reflects on her life and the lives of her ancestors: “There’s no way to write about my ancestors without beginning with my legs.” read on. So. Trickle down economics. Youngest girl and youngest boy meet in the middle, the air hot, smelling of the tar slowly melting the pavement. Shy maybe. By that time my mother had…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Submissions to our annual Flash Fiction Contest, judged this year by Sherrie Flick, are open until May 31st. The winning story will earn a $3000 prize. Be sure to check out or 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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