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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...
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: �...
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...
05.18.2010 | | 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...
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...
04.17.2010 | | 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...
03.18.2010 | | 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 ...
03.09.2010 | | Posted at 05:28 PM

By Bryan Hurt, published in Salt Hill Journal

By Ken Brosky
A shorty-short from Salt Hill Journal's archives, courtesy of their Web site. I don't remember how I came across this site at first, but It's an impressive layout and you can browse the archives for a few free stories and poems if you're interested in submitting a story or just reading a few things. A lot of the fiction seems to be pretty short, so they're easy to digest. From "So...