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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

With fiction by Ashley Kaine

By Ken Brosky
I've taken a break from damaging my brain with copious amounts of Dragon Age to check out the progress of Cream City Review's new Web site, and it's looking fantastic. Easy to browse, lots of features and teasers for the issues, and a built-in blog with updates and other features that take advantage of the internet (like video, for instance!). Cream City Review is published by the creative writ...
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

Read Melville's best short story for free

By Ken Brosky
I'm in the process of trudging through Moby-Dick, purely for the enjoyment of it (and yes, it turns out the story is quite enjoyable!), and I'm glad to see that Melville's signature writing style is at the forefront in this novel. My first experience with Melville was his short story "Bartleby the Scrivener," which surprised me at just how readable it really was. In fact, I'd say it's one of ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

One of the best midwestern publishers out there

By Ken Brosky
I think the first book I read from Milkweed Editions was Cracking India, a tale about a Pakistani girl growing up during the time when the British left India. In its wake: a mild amount of chaos, to say the least, and the eventual break-off of Pakistan into a Muslim state. It was a great book, and it was one of my first experiences with a book published by a publisher whose home location wasn't Ne...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Because the money stays here ...

By Ken Brosky
Let's face it: Wal-Mart isn't going anywhere. Neither is Amazon.com, and while there are differences between the two, they basically offer the same system: undercut competitors by offering ridiculously low prices. Wal-Mart's good at doing this by outsourcing jobs to factories in dirt-poor countries. Amazon.com gets their deals by demanding a hefty discount for any book publisher who wants to offer...
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...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Mystery author, poet, rug maker

By Ken Brosky
It's time to get to know another Wisconsin writer. Mary Logue writes both fiction and poetry, lives on both sides of the Mississippi and occasionally makes rugs. Yup, we writers always have an interesting hobby or two ready and waiting whenever the task of writing becomes too much. Mary Logue is best known for her Claire Watkins mystery series. The series centers around Watkins, a deputy ...
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...
09.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
One of the things I've enjoyed about Zoetrope All-Story (which is produced by Francis Ford Coppola, by the way) is that they usually put one short story from each issue online available for free. It's a great way to promote each issue and give interested readers an idea of what theme Zoetrope is going for at any particular moment. It also helps when you can't find the issue at the local bookstor...

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