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06.11.2010 | | Posted at 06:30 PM

Published in Perigree

By Ken Brosky
Well, now that my MFA program is more or less complete, I can take a quick week-long break and then ... well, get back to writing, I suppose. That's the thing about being a fiction writer: you never really have a day off, do you? There's always a story waiting to be discovered, isn't there? Even now, while I claim to be on vacation, I'm in the process of editing a short story that I want to send t...
05.03.2010 | | Posted at 12:41 PM

By Tony Press, from the Foundling Review

By Ken Brosky
I think I've left the interview with Ethan Rutherford up long enough (and I hope you checked it out, especially if you're an aspiring writer ... great stuff!). I spent a few hours last week browsing through some new lit mags that I never heard of before and bookmarked all of them to add to my massive collection titled, aptly, "Things You need to read." The "You" refers to me, an the rhyme was pure...
04.04.2010 | | Posted at 11:29 AM

From American Short Stories

By Ken Brosky
I love ASF's web exclusives. They're easy to read and good quality. ASF is having a fundraiser right now, and if you enjoy reading their FREE online short stories, consider sending a buck or two by clicking here. ASF also charges a $2 fee to submit, which goes toward the magazine. So consider submitting a story. You pay the fee, help the mag, and who knows? Maybe they'll publish your story. Fro...
03.18.2010 | | Posted at 12:20 PM

Published in Hayden's Ferry Review

By Ken Brosky
I found this creepy, well-written story a week ago and put off sharing it because of certain MFA-related obligations. But now that I've got time, I thought I'd better get this out to you guys. From "Dredge," by Matt Bell: � In the garage, he lifts the lid of the chest freezer that sits against the far wall. He stares at the open space above the paper-wrapped bundles of venison, tries ...
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...
02.20.2010 | | Posted at 05:16 PM

From the Foundling Review

By Ken Brosky
I'm a sucker for stories that skirt the edges of traditional narration, and I think this particular short story does just that: it's relaxed, it has a very conversational tone, and it drew me in early on because I felt a closeness with the narrator. From "The Silence of Harold," by Pam Parker: �For forty-four years we lived over our corner drug store in Haydenville.  We talked. ...
02.03.2010 | | Posted at 10:15 PM

By Dawn Allen

By Ken Brosky
Thought I'd share a short story by Dawn Allen, whom I just so happen to know and can vouch for. Not sure why I'd ever have to vouch for her, since all you need to do is read her stuff to know she's got talent. This is a short story from A Fly in Amber, an online fiction zine that has a really nice, easy-to-navigate blog-looking layout. From her story Branded in Gray:     Prison...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

"Miss November" featured on American Short Fiction

By Ken Brosky
It's nice to occasionally read something that doesn't follow the traditional pattern for "story." That isn't to say seeing new and different approaches to fiction is always exciting, though, but sometimes a writer comes along with a special knack for tossing style on its head and really comes out a winner. From "Arizona," by Rachel Khong: �1. Where...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Published in Ploughshares, the literary journal

By Ken Brosky
I hadn't noticed before that Ploughshares Literary Journal was so generous with their past issues, but now that I know it, I'm going to have to spend a lot more time on their site. If I had to guess, I would say that they probably keep their most recent issue available only via print, but once it becomes a back-issue they put everything up online for interested visitors to check out. ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

A literary journal so good it makes you drool

By Ken Brosky
I mentioned this in a previous post but I thought it might be worth mentioning again simply because it definitely is one of my favorite literary journals out there right now. Maybe it's the glossy cover, or the smooth, thick pages. Probably not. Maybe it's the fantastic cover design that never gets old no matter how many times I look at it. That's a possibility. But maybe it's the content...

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