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10.16.2010 | | Posted at 10:14 AM

Published in Annalemma Magazine

By Ken Brosky
Before I mention the short story I found, I just wanted to drop a Web site for you that I thought you might like: FictionDaily.org. Click the link. Check it out. It's a roaring good time. I found the site while reading one of the short stories on Annalemma Magazine. It was in the comments section--go figure! Commenters are usually insane, raving lunatics striving to get some attention, but not ...
02.23.2011 | | Posted at 05:48 PM

Published in Bartleby Snopes Magazine

By Ken Brosky
Well, I don't see any reason why I shouldn't share a story I recently got published in Bartleby Snopes magazine. Plus, aside from sharing my hard work, I can enlighten you a little on the writing process and where I got the idea. My inspiration came from two sources: (1) "Bright Sided" by Barbara Ehrenreich and (2) my accidental visit to a National Speakers Association meeting in a hotel. A lot of...
02.16.2011 | | Posted at 06:59 PM

Published in the Apalachee Review

By Ken Brosky
Apalachee Review is a very nice literary journal. So nice, in fact, that I've bookmarked it in a folder I use to randomly pick a lit journal to buy. This folder contains many journals I haven't gotten around to buying, but I really do have the best of intentions. So until the little coins in my pocketbook sprout into full-fledged dollar trees, I'll have to settle for the great stuff they have on t...
02.05.2011 | | Posted at 11:31 PM

Published in Jersey Devil Press

By Ken Brosky
I recently had something published in Jersey Devil Press (you can find it here!), and while I've visited the site from time to time to check out the stories, a recent email had me heading back for a fresh look. Surprise, surprise, I found something to share. Tends to happen when I start wandering around these magical tubes we call the Internet. On a completely unrelated note, I'm reading Grypho...
01.28.2011 | | Posted at 11:26 AM

Published in Bartleby Snopes

By Ken Brosky
I received word that one of my short stories will appear in Bartleby Snopes at the beginning of February and so I thought it might be nice to share something from that site. I've been reading their stories of the month for quite some time, but I read the entire January issue and, hard as it was, picked one that I thought deserved some extra time. Really, this was a tough decision. They're all qual...
12.21.2010 | | Posted at 05:56 PM

Published in Pif Magazine

By Ken Brosky
Sometimes I read a short story that has such a fantastic narrative voice that it literally inspires me to go over to my typewriter(!) and try writing something similar. No, I don't want to steal Kate Horsely's voice shining through in her short story. I just want to borrow it, use it, and then clean it before returning it with the receipt. From "One Dentist, Many Frogs" by Kate Horsely:   ...
12.18.2010 | | Posted at 07:21 PM

Published in Fringe Magazine

By Ken Brosky
While my Internet was on the fritz, I tried to take myself back to an era pre-Facebook and found myself to be completely and utterly bored. Not necessarily because I had nothing to do (I just downloaded a new book on my Kindle), but it turns out a great deal of my time is spent researching stuff for short stories, reading fiction online and submitting stories to literary journals.  So I'm glad...
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...
12.03.2010 | | Posted at 07:20 PM

Published in The Coachella Review

By Ken Brosky
Instead of promoting the Coachella Review's fiction contest winner (Erika Brumett, which you can read here), I thought it might be nice to share a story from that same issue that I thought was pretty darned great, to say the least. That isn't to say Brumett's winner isn't great--it is! You should read it!--but let's face it: the winner gets all the publicity, and she certainly doesn't need a shout...
11.26.2010 | | Posted at 09:32 PM

Published in BLIP Magazine

By Ken Brosky
... Formerly the Mississippi Review Online. Ah, it's always nice to see the bigger literary journals dip their toes into the Internets. I think there should be a rule: literary journals should evolve technologically at a faster pace than President George W. Bush. That means if George W. Bush sets up a blog, every literary journal in the country should already have one set up. If George W. Bush sta...