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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

Award-winning author at Boswell Books, 7 p.m.

By Ken Brosky
The first time I read a Sherman Alexie book, I was in my second year of college. We were looking at his book, Indian Killer, which somehow managed to touch on about a hundred different topics at once. A professor with a sconce of Indian blood in his body writes half-baked Indian novels. An adopted Indian attempts to come to terms with his white parents while working on skyscrapers in downtown Se...
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

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...
09.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ken Brosky
Electric Literature is more or less the future of online magazines. If you enjoy reading fiction, you should be reading it. If you enjoy writing fiction, you should be submitting to it. The journal, whose first issue contains five short stories, offers a print copy, an e-book, a kindle or even an iPhone version. Nowhere have I seen such a comprehensive format that allows for traditional (print) re...
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...
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...

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