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    Craft: The Volta in Flash Fiction

    Craft: The Volta in Flash Fiction

    With our Flash Fiction Contest wrapping up at the end of this month, we thought we should return to this craft essay on flash fiction, first published last November: In poetry, the volta is a common technique: found often in…

    New Voices: “Pearl (c.1250—1400)” by Kwan Ann Tan

    New Voices: “Pearl (c.1250—1400)” by Kwan Ann Tan

    In Kwan Ann Tan’s “Pearl (c. 1250—1400)”, this week’s New Voices story, a pearl changes hands over time, from the fisherman who found it, to a local jeweler, and more. A hundred and fifty years pass in the blink of…

    New Voices Revisited: “Lions in the House” by Beejay Silcox

    New Voices Revisited: “Lions in the House” by Beejay Silcox

    In celebration of our ongoing Flash Fiction Contest, judged this year by the spectacular Stuart Dybek, this month’s New Voices Revisited brings us back to the 2017 second place finalist, the first year of our flash contest, “Lions in the…

    Litmag Roadmap: South Carolina

    Litmag Roadmap: South Carolina

    We’re off to the east coast! Melissa is back with a roundup of the great literary magazines the Palmetto State has to offer. Come with us! Before diving into the great Palmetto State, we wanted to take a second to recognize the positive impact that social distancing has had on. Becky Tuch at Lit Mag News Roundup created a list of 73 new literary magazines, most of them based online (and others based abroad!) that you should absolutely check out…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Our annual Flash Fiction Contest is open until May 30th! Stuart Dybek is standing by as this year's guest judge. $3000 will be awarded to the winning writer. Submissions up to 1,000 words. 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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