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08.19.2011 | | Posted at 01:58 PM

Published in Brave Blue Mice

By Ken Brosky
Here's another publication by a fellow alum of mine, David Atkinson. I don't normally brag, but I'd just like to point out that the University of Nebraska-Omaha's MFA program grads are doing really well for themselves. This particular work is a little weird, a little "experimental," if you will. But you know what? I think we've reached a point in the literary canon where it's totally acceptable to...
06.10.2011 | | Posted at 02:14 PM

Published in Grey Sparrow, among others

By Ken Brosky
There's nothing I love better than shamelessly promoting my former classmates from the University of Nebraska-Omaha's graduate writing program. One of the coolest things about getting your MFA is establishing life-long connections with the friends you make and now, with the advent of this strange device called a "computer," combined with these tubes that make up the "Internet," following their acc...
12.11.2010 | | Posted at 06:28 PM

Published in Mid-American Review

By Ken Brosky
Sometimes, while traversing the Internets-super-highway, I find something in my bookmarks folder that I'd completely forgotten about ... which is a bummer because sometimes it's a fiction contest that's already expired. Or, worse, it's a publisher that's no longer taking submissions. Then I remember the odds of winning a contest or getting published are about a million to one and I feel a lot bett...
11.15.2010 | | Posted at 12:41 PM

Full title: "In Which a Coffin is a Bed but an Ox is Not a Coffin"

By Ken Brosky
I know, it's been a couple weeks, and I promise that won't happen again. Now that I'm teaching, I'm in the process of constantly adjusting my schedule depending on how many students show up to class. On top of that, I've been sending out queries to dozens and dozens of agents for the new book. On top of that, I'm sifting through a mound of rejection letters ... slowly, slowly sifting through those...
09.06.2010 | | Posted at 09:56 AM

By Danielle Rae Bryant, published in BLIP

By Ken Brosky
I found this particular short story while I was combing through The Pinch's website trying to find something I could share. I've been a fan of The Pinch for awhile now but I noticed they don't put anything online ... yet. I did notice, however, that they provide links to contributing writers' homepages, which is a nice way to get interested visitors over to a favorite writer's site so they can fin...
05.18.2010 | | Posted at 08:26 PM

Published in BULL magazine

By Ken Brosky
Men's fiction. Now there's something I can get behind. BULL is like Maxim magazine, only instead of being mindless and annoying, BULL is thoughtful and fun to read. So I guess it's not really like Maxim at all, except that it's geared toward men. But that doesn't mean women can't enjoy it, too, right? After all, I read through Amy and Isabelle and enjoyed it, although I'm sure I missed some things...
04.17.2010 | | Posted at 09:50 AM

Author of "The Peripatetic Coffin"

By Ken Brosky
I took a gamble and dropped Ethan Rutherford and email to see if I could squeeze some questions from him, and whadda ya you? He's a downright nice guy! If you haven't read his short story "The Peripatetic Coffin," click here to check it out. It's a really good historical fiction piece, and that's not an easy thing to write. So for those of you out there who enjoy writing, I present to you an in...
04.08.2010 | | Posted at 11:22 AM

By Ethan Rutherford

By Ken Brosky
I know I gave this story a little blurb in the last post, but I think I absolutely NEED to mention it one more time. This story, "The Peripatetic Coffin," is in my copy of Best American Short Stories of 2009 but I hadn't actually reached it until this morning. Wow! What a fantastic story. Really. A group of Confederate soldiers training inside one of the first submarines ever built? Fantastic. ...
03.30.2010 | | Posted at 07:48 PM

By Christine Sneed, published in the New England Review

By Ken Brosky
I don't actually remember the New England Review having anything up online, so it was with great pleasure that I happened upon the site again while looking for places to submit a new piece of fiction. I managed to snag a copy of the NER at the last writer's conference I was at, and it sits proudly on by bookshelf between a copy of The Pinch and reDevider, two of my favorite lit mags. From "Inte...
03.01.2010 | | Posted at 04:54 PM

By Sean Aden Lovelace in the Sycamore Review

By Ken Brosky
Thought I'd share something from the Sycamore Review's website, since I'm a fan of its layout. Not only that, it has a gray background. That may sound trivial, but nothing makes reading easier on the ol' peepers than a non-white background.  From "Everyone Has a Snake Story" by Sean Aden Lovelace: � Let�s get the facts straight: A snake has scaly skin, no limbs, no external ears, no eye...

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