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Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Guide offers tips for writing creative nonfiction

  No one knows exactly who coined the term "creative nonfiction," though author and writing teacher Lee Gutkind staked his claim on the phrase when he founded a literary journal by the same name in 1993. In fact, Vanity Fair
04.01.2011 | | Posted at 08:17 PM

Published in the Iowa Review

By Ken Brosky
I thought I'd share this short story with you, primarily because I really enjoyed it. Obviously, right? Well, my brain is a little fried from playing Dragon Age II for so long this past week and now everything I say seems obvious. It might be destroying my brain cells. From "The Old Mill," by Kathryn Scanlan:   When we party by the old mill, we have to walk through pine woods and d...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Award-winning author at Boswell Books, 7 p.m.

By Ken Brosky
The first time I read a Sherman Alexie book, I was in my second year of college. We were looking at his book, Indian Killer, which somehow managed to touch on about a hundred different topics at once. A professor with a sconce of Indian blood in his body writes half-baked Indian novels. An adopted Indian attempts to come to terms with his white parents while working on skyscrapers in downtown Se...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

The Jay Leno Show or a good story? Hmmmm....

By Ken Brosky
After reading through Rolling Stone's recent "50 Reasons to Watch TV" article, I wondered if it might be possible to, at the very least, assemble some sort of argument for avoiding television. That isn't to say a little TV isn't bad I like to watch The Office, and I occasionally watch reruns of Seinfeld or Family Guy even though every episode has been repeated at least 5 times this year alone. ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

18 issues for $21

By Ken Brosky
I first heard about One Story a long time ago, when it was first starting out. The premise was simple: one story per issue, every three or so weeks, for a low price of just over a buck. To date, the stories publishing in One Story have been reprinted in The Best American ... series and the Puschcart Prize series, and even the O. Henry award. I really took a genuine interest after I read "Reason...
09.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
If you've written a short story recently, now's the time to send it in to a contest. A lot of contests are ending in the upcoming week, plenty for you to choose from, and with entry fees ranging from $15 to $20, you really don't have any reason not to. Unless your story sucks. I'm just kidding. It's probably pretty good, and one of the biggest benefits of submitting your fiction to a short stor...
09.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
Electric Literature is more or less the future of online magazines. If you enjoy reading fiction, you should be reading it. If you enjoy writing fiction, you should be submitting to it. The journal, whose first issue contains five short stories, offers a print copy, an e-book, a kindle or even an iPhone version. Nowhere have I seen such a comprehensive format that allows for traditional (print) re...
09.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
If you're a fiction writer, you have a plethora of literary magazines you can submit your short story to, thanks in no small part to the explosion of quality zines online and in small presses. This is a good thing. A lot of these small press literary journals, both online and in print, showcase quality writing and are edited by some really, really good people. The problem, of course, is sus...
08.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
Greetings, fellow lovers of fiction! This is the first post of the Fiction Addict Blog. As the resident Fiction Addict, it's my job to insert a little fiction into your life to make it just a little bit more enjoyable. It's beyond a job, really - it's a passion, something I enjoy doing so much that I'm literally missing "The Price is Right" to post this. Now, I know you're curious as to what...
04.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Busy times abound here as I’ve joined two other site’s writing teams. Yours truly is now part of that elite crew of female bloggers over at Ladies…Check us out at ladiesdotdotdot.wordpress.comI’m also now a contributor at Brew Crew Ball – some of the best Brewer writing on the net. BrewCrewBall.comI’m totally honored and flattered that these sites asked me to join them. Posting may be ...

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