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06.21.2010 | | Posted at 02:42 PM

Published in Two Hawks Quarterly

By Ken Brosky
I happened upon Two Hawks Quarterly after reading through a recent issue of Poets & Writers, and now it's bookmarked in a folder I call "Lit Mags 3." Numbers 1 and 2 are already so full that I have to scroll through them (kind of annoying in Firefox's toolbar). Two Hawks has been putting out some good fiction recently, so I think it's time to share one. From "Granite," by Zdravka Evtimova: �...
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...
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...
01.13.2010 | | Posted at 11:21 PM

I can't believe I spelled "Missouri" right ...

By Ken Brosky
I just got my first issue of The Missouri Review (TMR for you hipsters) and I have to say so far I'm pretty impressed. Sure, I've only delved into one of the stories so far, but the presentation of the journal is pretty impressive. It's well-designed, taking liberal advantage of the artistic eyes on staff, making it easy for the mag to stand out among its competitors. It should, of course. The Missouri Review is one of the "it" mags, the one that published writers brag about. When you're published in The Missouri Review, this is how you react: "Holy crap!" <

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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Published in MAYDAY Magazine

By Ken Brosky
 Well, I'm back from my "vacation" at the University of Nebraska, just one short semester away from receiving my Master's Degree. I'm beat, but I managed to look up a few short-short stories that you might enjoy checking out while you're pooping around online.   Here's an excerpt from "Mooring Stones," by Paula Carter:   �He listens to the woman on the weather radio repeat...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Helping me get the taste of "Avatar" out of my mouth ...

By Ken Brosky
Upon leaving the theater last night, I found myself oddly perturbed. James Cameron spent ten years on AVATAR, and yet the script wasn't very well-written. My intellectual sparring partner asked me what, exactly, I expected from a science-fiction movie. Well, to be entirely honest, I expected a story. I expected, in addition to fantastic, amazing special effects (which it delivered!), good dialogue...
08.31.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
Kudos to the Paris Review for getting on the Internet bandwagon. A little bit. But hey, it's a start, and the short story from their newest issue is a lot of fun to read. Here's a snippet of "Nightblooming" by Kenneth Calhoun: �I was told they found themselves retired and so they said, Now's finally the time to form a band! You should see the instruments they fished out of attics an...