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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...
09.08.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
I didn't know much about ASF (American Short Fiction, duh) until a classmate got one of her short stories published on the mag's Web site (you can read it here). It turned out this was the same short story I'd given her some critique on, so naturally I took most of the credit in its getting published. My classmate disagreed, rightly so, since she was the one who wrote it. But I've been keep...
09.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
I don't think I really need to talk up Lorrie Moore at this point ... the New York Times book review section does enough of that. But she's from Wisconsin, and she's a great writer who finally just put out a new book called A Gate at the Stairs. For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to read anything by Moore, I managed to find a short story online that you can sink your teeth into. Here...
08.31.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
Kudos to the Paris Review for getting on the Internet bandwagon. A little bit. But hey, it's a start, and the short story from their newest issue is a lot of fun to read. Here's a snippet of "Nightblooming" by Kenneth Calhoun: �I was told they found themselves retired and so they said, Now's finally the time to form a band! You should see the instruments they fished out of attics an...
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...
Monday, March 24, 2008

Interview With Kevin Brockmeier

There’s an indelible quality to Kevin Brockmeier’s writing that has earned him such accolades as the O. Henry Award and the Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award. In his new collection of stories, View From the Seventh Layer, he further cements his reputation for creating slender and solemn prose that blends the fantastical with the everyday. He talks to us about this, his second collection of short stories for adults: