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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. ...
02.16.2010 | | Posted at 10:10 PM

And everything is free!

By Ken Brosky
I thought it would be worth mentioning this particular mag I happened upon in the most unusual of ways. As a matter of fact, I don't actually remember how I came upon this. It's bookmarked, and I remember having read it some time ago and completely forgotten about it, and then at some point this week I remembered its name and did a little search. Once I reached their main site, it all came fl...
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

Published in MAYDAY Magazine

By Ken Brosky
 Well, I'm back from my "vacation" at the University of Nebraska, just one short semester away from receiving my Master's Degree. I'm beat, but I managed to look up a few short-short stories that you might enjoy checking out while you're pooping around online.   Here's an excerpt from "Mooring Stones," by Paula Carter:   �He listens to the woman on the weather radio repeat...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

From Subtropics

By Ken Brosky
Since the current Subtropics issue is only featuring poetry (but still worth checking out!), I had to dig to find something in the fiction department that I can share. This was another literary journal that I happened upon when I attended the AWP conference in Chicago last year, and the issue I bought was a great read. An excerpt from "Give Me That," by Molly Giles: It was not until she par...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

From the Adirondack Review

By Ken Brosky
Sometimes, I happen upon new fiction purely out of luck. In this case, I was double-checking my SPAM folder and noticed that for some reason, my mail system was dropping emails from Black Lawrence Press there instead of my Inbox. May that be lesson to you: keep an eye on that SPAM folder. Or don't. I don't care, really.  Here's a snippet of "The Average Human Heart" by Martin Law: ��I ...
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

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 ...

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